“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Manassas, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)


Manassas Marker image. Click for full size.
October 25, 2009
1. Manassas Marker
Inscription. According to tradition the name Manassas was derived either from an Indian source or from Manasseh, a Jewish innkeeper at Manassas Gap (35 miles west). The community originated in 1852 at the junction of the Manassas Gap and Orange & Alexandria railroads, which linked northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., with the Shenandoah Valley and central Virginia. During the Civil War the junction's strategic importance led to the battles of First and Second Manassas (Bull Run). Manassas was incorporated as a town in 1873 and became a city in 1975.
Erected 1991 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number CL-4.)
Location. 38° 45.646′ N, 77° 28.607′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Stuart Avenue and Grant Avenue (Business Virginia Route 234), on the left when traveling east on Stuart Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of Nelson Park. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20110, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manassas 1892 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Prince William County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fifth Prince William County Courthouse
Manassas Marker at Nelson Park image. Click for full size.
October 25, 2009
2. Manassas Marker at Nelson Park
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Peace Jubilee (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Bennett School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Manassas 1900 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Manassas Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wartime Manassas (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
Also see . . .
1. Manassas, Virginia. City of Manassas website (Submitted on October 26, 2009.) 

2. Manassas, Virginia. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 26, 2009.) 
Categories. Notable PlacesPolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2009. This page has been viewed 893 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2009. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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