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Bristersburg in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brent Town

 
 
Brent Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 26, 2007
1. Brent Town Marker
Inscription. In 1687, King James II granted 30,000 acres of land here as a sanctuary for Roman Catholics to George Brent, of Stafford County, and London residents Robert Bristow, Richard Foote, and Nicholas Hayward. Brent established a fortified outpost the next year that overlooked an Indian path later called the Carolina Road; the Indians cut a new path farther west. In 1742, when the Prince William County seat was moved from Woodbridge, Brent Town, as the settlement on the Brent tract was known, was called but rejected as the new site. The exact location of Brent Town is unknown.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number BX-2.)
 
Location. 38° 35.083′ N, 77° 36.523′ W. Marker is in Bristersburg, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is at the intersection of Elk Run Road (County Route 806) and Courthouse Road, on the left when traveling south on Elk Run Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midland VA 22728, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dalton Reservoir (approx. 2.8 miles away); Elk Run Anglican Church Site (approx. 4 miles away); Elk Run Village
Brent Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 25, 2008
2. Brent Town Marker
(approx. 4 miles away); Stuart and Mosby (approx. 4.9 miles away); Catlett’s Station (approx. 5 miles away); Mosby’s Raid at Catlett’s Station (approx. 5.2 miles away); John Marshall’s Birthplace (approx. 5.6 miles away); Asbury Church (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Persons
 
Brent Town Marker - lost in a sea of advertising. image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 26, 2007
3. Brent Town Marker - lost in a sea of advertising.
The Marker During a Less "Political" Season image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 25, 2008
4. The Marker During a Less "Political" Season
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,438 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 26, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on May 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 26, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4. submitted on May 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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