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King George in King George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Eagle’s Nest

 
 
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By Dawn Bowen, October 7, 2007
1. Eagle's Nest Marker
Inscription. Four miles north is Eagle’s Nest, the seat of the Fitzhugh and Grymes families, and the core of a 17th-century plantation. Lawyer and planter William Fitzhugh I (165–1701), born in Bedford, England, immigrated to Virginia by 1674 and acquired vast land holdings in the commonwealth including Eagle’s Nest. He also represented Stafford County in the House of Burgesses. William Fitzhugh II inherited the property after his father’s death. The present house there was damaged by fire in the late 18th century and was extensively repaired and subsequently enlarged. On the grounds are an early garden and a family cemetery.
 
Erected 2006 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-103.)
 
Location. 38° 16.591′ N, 77° 12.257′ W. Marker is in King George, Virginia, in King George County. Marker is at the intersection of King’s Highway (Virginia Route 3) and Dahlgren Road (Route 206), on the left when traveling east on King’s Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: King George VA 22485, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Paul’s Church (here, next to this marker); Marmion (here, next to this marker);
Eagle's Nest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, October 7, 2007
2. Eagle's Nest Marker
King George Confederate Monument (approx. 1.5 miles away); Lamb’s Creek Church (approx. 3.5 miles away); Hanover Baptist Church (approx. 3.5 miles away); Ralph Bunche High School (approx. 3.6 miles away); Historic Port Conway (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Third Lederer Expedition (approx. 6.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in King George.
 
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Eagle's Nest image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, October 7, 2007
3. Eagle's Nest
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,630 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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