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White Marsh in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fairfield

 
 
Fairfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, October 13, 2007
1. Fairfield Marker
Inscription. Two miles west stood Fairfield, also called Carterís Creek plantation, one of the most distinguished of Virginia's early brick homes. Built about 1694 for Lewis Burwell(ca.1651–1710), the house was a grand T-shaped structure, with distinctive double and triple diagonally set chimney stacks joined at the caps, two separate vaulted cellars, and a large ballroom. The plantation also included a large formal garden, slave quarters, and other buildings necessary to operate a large plantation. The influential Burwell family lived here until about 1787, the house was destroyed by fire about 1897. The Fairfield site was listed in 1973 on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of HIstoric Resources. (Marker Number NW-22.)
 
Location. 37° 20.704′ N, 76° 31.349′ W. Marker is in White Marsh, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is on George Washington Memorial Highway (U.S. 17) south of Hickory Fork Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Marsh VA 23183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rosewell (here, next to this marker); Rosewell and Werowocomoco (a
Fairfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, October 13, 2007
2. Fairfield Marker
few steps from this marker); Dr. Walter Reedís Birthplace (a few steps from this marker); Robert Russa Moton (within shouting distance of this marker); United Negro College Fund (within shouting distance of this marker); Warner Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Abingdon Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Governor John Page (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Marsh.
 
More about this marker. This Marker sits with NW-14 and is yards from NW-8 and NW-6
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,084 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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