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Manassas, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Manassas 1825

Liberia Plantation

 

—Plantation & Civil War Headquarters —

 
Manassas 1825 Marker image. Click for full size.
March 7, 2010
1. Manassas 1825 Marker
Inscription. Built by the Weir family in 1825, this Federal-style home is one of the few pre-Civil War dwellings that remains in the area. Once a prosperous 2,000-acre plantation, Liberia had a general store, a post office, and a school, and boasted a successful farm with as many as 80 slaves. During the Civil War, Liberia was headquarters to both Confederate forces under Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, and Union forces under Gen. Irvin McDowell. Both Confederate President Davis and President Lincoln are believed to have visited.

A Civil War Trails sign on the corner of Portner and Breeden Avenues tells of the Battle of Bull Run Bridge and Liberia. After the war, the plantation was a successful dairy farm, and was donated to the City of Manassas in 1986 by I.J. and Hilda Breeden.
 
Location. 38° 45.887′ N, 77° 27.573′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia. Marker is on Mathis Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. 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. Battle of Bull Run Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Mayfield Civil War Fort (approx. 0.8 miles away); Conner House (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker
Manassas 1825 Marker image. Click for full size.
March 7, 2010
2. Manassas 1825 Marker
The tree-lined approach to the house from Mathis Avenue.
also named Battle of Bull Run Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Mayfield Civil War Fort (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Mayfield Civil War Fort (approx. 0.8 miles away); Manassas 1890 - 1900s (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Mayfield Civil War Fort (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
More about this marker. The lower left of the marker features a map of the city of Manassas with blue stars marking the locations of 9 Manassas Historic Signs.

Liberia Plantation is owned by the City of Manassas. They have asked HMdb.org to note that the grounds are not open to the public and trespassing is strictly prohibited.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Liberia House. Manassas Museum System (Submitted on March 7, 2010.) 

2. Liberia Plantation house. The Journey Through Hallowed Ground (Submitted on March 7, 2010.) 

3. Liberia National Register of Historic Place Nomination Form. (Submitted on March 7, 2010.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Historic Liberia House image. Click for full size.
March 7, 2010
3. Historic Liberia House
“Liberia”, once known as “the Brick House”, stands on an elevation about half a mile north of where Fort Beauregard was located.
Weir Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
March 7, 2010
4. Weir Family Cemetery
Contains the graves of members of the Weir family who died during the mid-19th century.
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March 7, 2010
5. Stone Marker
At one time this stone held a plaque describing Liberia.
Liberia Plaque image. Click for full size.
October 24, 2010
6. Liberia Plaque
Liberia image. Click for full size.
October 24, 2010
7. Liberia
Built 1829 by W.J. Weir.
Land formerly owned
by "King" Carter.
Beauregard's Head-
Quarters May, 1861,
until after First
Battle of Manassas,
July 21, 1861.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2010. This page has been viewed 1,267 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 7, 2010.   6, 7. submitted on February 12, 2011. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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