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Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Fall Hill”

 
 
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By Kevin W., February 2, 2008
1. "Fall Hill" Marker
Inscription. On the heights one mile to the west, the home of the Thorntons from about 1736. Francis Thornton 2nd was a Justice, a Burgess 1744-45, and Lieut.-Colonel of his Majesty's militia for Spotsylvania County. He and two of his brothers married three Gregory sisters, first cousins of George Washington. "Fall Hill" is still (1950) owned and occupied by direct Thornton descendants.
 
Erected 1950 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number E-49B.)
 
Location. 38° 18.845′ N, 77° 28.509′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) and Fall Hill Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Jefferson Davis Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named “Fall Hill” (within shouting distance of this marker); A Diversion: Second Battle of Fredericksburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elmhurst (approx. 0.3 miles away); Industrial Interlude (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carl's (approx.
"Fall Hill" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., February 2, 2008
2. "Fall Hill" Marker
0.3 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Eternal Flame (approx. 0.3 miles away); Amoroleck Encounters John Smith (approx. 0.3 miles away); A History of Floods (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
More about this marker. There are two near identical markers across Jefferson Davis Highway (US Route 1) from each other. Both have the same title and text, but their designation numbers are E-49A (East Side of Rt 1) and E-49B (West Side of Route 1).
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
"Fall Hill" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., February 2, 2008
3. "Fall Hill" Marker
Both "Fall Hill" Markers can be seen in this photograph. image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., February 2, 2008
4. Both "Fall Hill" Markers can be seen in this photograph.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,255 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 2, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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