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Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Fairfax Family

 
 
The Fairfax Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 17, 2010
1. The Fairfax Family Marker
Inscription. Belvoir was the home of William Fairfax from 1741 until his death in 1757. William Fairfax hand seven children, four by his marriage to Sarah Walker: Sarah, Ann, Thomas and George William. After Sarah Walker Fairfax's death in 1731, William married Deborah Clarke with whom he had three more children: Bryan, William Henry, and Hannah, who were raised at Belvoir.
 
Location. 38° 40.759′ N, 77° 7.755′ W. Marker is in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from Forney Loop, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located along the Belvoir and Potomac View Trail, reached from a parking area off Forney Lane, on Fort Belvoir. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Belvoir VA 22060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Belvoir (a few steps from this marker); Ferdinando, and the End of the Fairfax Ownership (within shouting distance of this marker); The Neighborhood (within shouting distance of this marker); The Influence of the Fairfax Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Life at Belvoir (within shouting distance of this marker);
The Fairfax Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 17, 2010
2. The Fairfax Family Marker
Gardens and Kitchen at Belvoir (within shouting distance of this marker); The Army Comes to Belvoir (within shouting distance of this marker); Belvoir Grounds and Potomac View Trail (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Belvoir.
 
More about this marker. The marker is on Fort Belvoir, an active U.S. Army installation. Please check the links below for site access information.
 
Also see . . .  Access to Fort Belvoir. Details procedures for entering the Fort. (Submitted on August 30, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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