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

Brentsville – Outbuildings

 
 
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By Kevin W., September 26, 2007
1. Brentsville – Outbuildings Marker
Inscription.
Tavern Activities

The Brentsville Tavern depended on many people working in numerous buildings. Outbuildings likely included a dairy, a smokehouse, a laundry, and housing. The November 22, 1828 Alexandria Gazette described the lot as “…well improved, with every necessary out building…”.

Archaeologists located evidence of outbuildings including a cellar and the Tavern addition. They also recovered hundreds of artifacts dating from the mid-to-late 19th century. Future excavations will likely reveal how each structure was used.

(caption for lower, left picture) Animal bones, bottle glass, metal objectes and ceramics were excavated from the cellar fill (EU 43).

What did They Find?

Archaeologists found several features identifying outbuildings. EU stands for Excavation Unit.

EU 7
This unit exposed a foundation that was only two bricks wide. It supported a wood –frae wall inside the Tavern addition.

EU 29
This unit exposed a wall of a cellar that had been filled. This candle stand was recovered from EU 43. The cellar depression is visible.

EU 41
This unit exposed a brick path and a posthole. These surround a brick-linde depression, which is still visible. It
Brentsville – Outbuildings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 26, 2007
2. Brentsville – Outbuildings Marker
may have been an ice pit. The feature was once covered with a wooden roof supported by posts.
 
Erected 2007 by Prince William County and the Friends of Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre.
 
Location. 38° 41.385′ N, 77° 30.054′ W. Marker is in Brentsville, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Bristow Road (County Route 806), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12235 Bristow Road, Bristow VA 20136, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 12 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brentsville –Tavern Cellar (here, next to this marker); Brentsville – The Tavern (here, next to this marker); Brentsville – 1822 Tavern Site (a few steps from this marker); Brentsville – Tavern Square (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Brentsville – 1822 Tavern Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Brentsville – Clerks’ Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Brentsville - Union Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Brentsville - One-Room School (within shouting distance of this marker); Brentsville - The Public Lot (within shouting distance of this marker); Brentsville (within shouting distance of this marker); Brentsville - The Gallows (within shouting distance of this marker); Brentsville - County Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brentsville.
 
More about this marker. Prince William County and the Friends of Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre added several markers in May 2007. This marker is between Union Church and the One-Room School.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 813 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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