“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Chantilly in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Salisbury Plain

Salisbury Plain Marker image. Click for full size.
December 17, 2006
1. Salisbury Plain Marker
Inscription. This land was the eastern most boundary of a 3,111 acre grant, known as Salisbury Plain, acquired by Henry Lee from Thomas 6th Lord Fairfax in 1725 when it was part of the Stafford County frontier. This area became Prince William County in 1730, Fairfax County in 1742, Loudoun County in 1757 and back to Fairfax County in 1798. In 1787 the Lee property was divided between his two grandsons - Richard Bland Lee, the first United States Congressman to represent northern Virginia and the builder of Sully, and Theodorick Lee who acquired the southeastern portion of the estate.
Erected 2005 by The Fairfax County History Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
Location. 38° 53.453′ N, 77° 25.331′ W. Marker is in Chantilly, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (U.S. 50) and Chantilly Road, on the right when traveling west on Lee Jackson Memorial Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chantilly VA 20151, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McAtee's Tavern (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct
Salisbury Plain Marker image. Click for full size.
December 17, 2006
2. Salisbury Plain Marker
View to southeast
line); Colonel John Singleton Mosby (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Sully Farms (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sully Plantation (approx. 1.3 miles away); Chantilly (approx. 1.3 miles away); Clover Hill (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Cross Farmhouse (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Walney Dairy (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chantilly.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Salisbury Plain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 1, 2008
3. Salisbury Plain Marker
The marker stands on an access road next to the highway.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2008. This page has been viewed 2,059 times since then and 117 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2008.   3. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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