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Near Falmouth in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Falmouth

 
 
Falmouth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 25, 2011
1. Falmouth Marker
Inscription. Approximately one mile east at the junction of U.S. Route 17 and U.S. Route 1 is the town of Falmouth, which was established at the falls of the Rappahannock River and incorporated in 1727. Although a small town, Falmouth was one of the most significant parts and business centers in Virginia during the 18th and early 19th centuries. It was a prosperous commercial hub that include tobacco and cotton warehouses, grist and timber mills, mercantile, taverns, and nail factory, a church, a canal, a ferry, and James Hunter's Iron Works, the largest iron manufacturing facility in the English colonies. Falmouth was also home to Moncure Conway, a prominent southern abolitionist. Four large plantations created the eastern, western, and northern boundaries of Falmouth - Belmont, Clearview, Carlton, and Chatham. Despite changes brought by time and progress, Falmouth remains a well-preserved collection of historic buildings and archaeological sites.
 
Erected 2011 by Stafford County Virginia.
 
Location. 38° 20.022′ N, 77° 28.771′ W. Marker is near Falmouth, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is at the intersection of Warrenton Rd (U.S. 17) and Samson St., on the right when traveling north on Warrenton Rd. Touch for map.
Falmouth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 25, 2011
2. Falmouth Marker
Facing north. The marker is n the parking lot of the 7-11 gas station.
Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hunterís Iron Works (approx. 0.4 miles away); Welcome To Our Trails (approx. 0.7 miles away); Caretaker Cottage (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gari Melchers Home and Studio (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historic Falmouth (approx. 0.9 miles away); Magistrateís Office (approx. 0.9 miles away); Contact: An Industrial Society Confronts A Native American Culture (approx. one mile away); Harnessing The River's Power (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falmouth.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Falmouth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 25, 2011
3. Falmouth Marker
View of Route 17 facing south west. Marker is located in next to Falmouth Self Storage.
Falmouth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 25, 2011
4. Falmouth Marker
Facing southeast.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2011, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2011, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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