Near Centreville in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Stone Bridge
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number C-23.)
Location. 38° 49.549′ N, 77° 29.784′ W. Marker is near Centreville, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 29) west of Bull Run Post Office Road (County Route 609), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Centreville VA 20120, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fairfax County / Prince William County (here, next to this marker); Union Retreat Strategic Crossing (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Stone Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Farm Ford (approx. 0.7 miles away).
Regarding The Stone Bridge. The bridge is about a mile west of this marker. It is part of the National Park Service's Manassas Battlefield Park and there is ample parking in a lot just east of the bridge. You must show your $3 park pass if requested, and you can buy your pass at a honor-system post-mounted box at the parking lot.
This marker replaces a 1930s era marker that had the following text: "The old stone bridge, just to the north, played a part in the battles of Manassas. Here rested the Confederate left in the early morning of July 21, 1861. Over the bridge Pope's retreating army passed, August 30, 1862."
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,298 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 3, 4. submitted on June 29, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 5. submitted on April 6, 2010. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.