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

Fairfax County / Prince William County

 
 
Fairfax County Face image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
1. Fairfax County Face
Inscription. Fairfax County. Area 417 square miles. Formed in 1742 from Price William and Loudoun, and named for Lord Fairfax, Proprietor of the Northern Neck. Mount Vernon, George Washington's home, is in this county.

Prince William County Area 345 square miles. Formed in 1730 from Stafford and King George, and named for William Augustus, Duke or Cumberland, second son of King George II. The first and second battles of Manassas took place in this County.
 
Erected 1929 by the Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-169.)
 
Location. 38° 49.549′ N, 77° 29.784′ W. Marker is in 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. The Stone Bridge (here, next to this marker); Union Retreat (approx. 0.4 miles away); Strategic Crossing (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Stone Bridge (was approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Farm Ford (approx. 0.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Prince William County Face image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 10, 2006
2. Prince William County Face
This marker was moved from its original location near the county line. The county line is about a mile west of this marker, at Bull Run (creek). The Stone Bridge marker is right next to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Prince William County. (Submitted on June 30, 2006.)
2. History of Fairfax County, Virginia. (Submitted on June 30, 2006.)
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,375 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 30, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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