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

Fairfax Monument

 
 
Fairfax Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 14, 2010
1. Fairfax Monument Marker
Inscription. This monument, erected circa 1924 by the Fairfax family, memorializes William Fairfax, who built Belvoir, and his wife Deborah Clarke, who died in 1757 and 1747, respectively. The monument also honors Thomas and William Henry Fairfax, two of William's sons. Thomas Fairfax, son of William and Sarah Walker, died in a naval engagement with the French off the Coast of India in 1746. He served as an officer in the Royal Navy. William Henry died in 1761 during the Battle of Quebec.
 
Erected by Fairfax Family.
 
Location. 38° 40.841′ N, 77° 7.724′ W. Marker is in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from Forney Loop south of Fairfax Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Monument can be reached from the Belvoir Mansion Historic Area/Potomac View Trail. 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. Fairfax Family Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); William Fairfax and His Son, George William Fairfax (within shouting distance of this marker); Slavery and Belvoir (within shouting distance of this marker);
Fairfax Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 14, 2010
2. Fairfax Monument Marker
Gardens and Kitchen at Belvoir (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belvoir (about 500 feet away); Life at Belvoir (about 500 feet away); The Fairfax Family (about 500 feet away); The Neighborhood (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Belvoir.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Fairfax Monument image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 14, 2010
3. Fairfax Monument
South face image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 14, 2010
4. South face
Here lies DEBORAH CLARKE 1708-1746 Born at Salem in Massachusetts. Died wife of William Fairfax, Esq.
East Face image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 14, 2010
5. East Face
In memory of the youngest son of William Fairfax, Esq. WILLIAM HENRY FAIRFAX 1739-1759 Subaltern in Bragg's 128th Regiment. Died of wounds rec'd with Wolfe before Quebec.
North Face image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 14, 2010
6. North Face
In memory of the second son of William Fairfax, Esq. THOMAS FAIRFAX 1726-1746 Midshipman killed in action against a French squadron on the Coromandel coast.
West Face image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 14, 2010
7. West Face
Here lies WILLIAM FAIRFAX, ESQ. 1691-1757 of Belvoir Born at Towlston in Yorkshire. Died President of the Virginia Council.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 555 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 16, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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