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Aden in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Second Prince William County Courthouse

 
 
Second Prince William County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
JRC from Arizona, USA, November 17, 2003
1. Second Prince William County Courthouse Marker
Philemon Waters was this photograph contributor's seventh Great Grandfather.
Inscription. In 1743, the second Prince William County Courthouse was built near here along Cedar Run, replacing the first county courthouse in Woodbridge. After the creation of Fairfax County, the Cedar Run location, owned by Philemon Waters, became the center of Prince William County. The court remained here only until 1759, when it moved to Dumfries after the creation of Fauquier County. Henry Lee, father of Governor Henry (“Lighthorse-Harry”) Lee, and grandfather of General Robert E. Lee, practiced law here. The building, like its predecessor, no longer stands.
 
Erected 1992 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number G-17.)
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 38° 38.44′ N, 77° 29.642′ W. Marker was in Aden, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker was at the intersection of Aden Road (County Route 646) and MCB-8, on the right when traveling east on Aden Road. Touch for map. Marker location is at the intersection of Aden Road and a closed road into Quantico Marine Corps Base. Marker was in this post office area: Nokesville VA 20181, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Colonial Road
Second Prince William County Courthouse Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 12, 2007
2. Second Prince William County Courthouse Marker Post
(approx. half a mile away); Cedar Run Court House Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Asbury Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Quantico Baptist Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Site of C.C.C. Camp P-71, “Camp Recovery” (approx. 3.2 miles away); Brentsville (approx. 3.4 miles away); Brentsville – 1822 Tavern Site (approx. 3.4 miles away); Brentsville - County Courthouse (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The list includes all five Prince William County Courthouses in sequence from first through the fifth. Note that there are two markers for the second courthouse.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,820 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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