Centreville in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Guarding the Fords
Erected by Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 48.204′ N, 77° 26.977′ W. Marker is in Centreville, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Centreville Road (Virginia Route 28), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Off the southbound side of the road, on the north side of the bridge over Bull Run. Marker is in this post office area: Centreville VA 20121, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Blackburnís Ford (here, next to this marker); McLean Farm (Yorkshire Plantation) (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wilmer McLeanís Yorkshire (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Centreville Confederate Military Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wilmer McLean after the Civil War (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mitchellís Ford (approx. one mile away); Union Mills Historic Site (approx. 1.3 miles away); Military Railroad Terminus (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centreville.
More about this marker. The marker displays a map of the tactical situation just before the First Battle of Manassas.
Also see . . .
1. Battle Summary for Blackburnís Ford. (Submitted on September 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Wartime Photo of Blackburn's Ford. (Submitted on September 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,018 times since then and 72 times this year. Last updated on May 22, 2011. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 2, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.