Near Fairfax in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Manassas Gap Railroad Independent Line
Erected 2003 by The Fairfax County History Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Manassas Gap Railroad, and the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
Location. 38° 50.831′ N, 77° 20.295′ W. Marker is near Fairfax, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from Shirley Gate Road (County Route 655) south of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is behind the wooden fence that encloses The Cloisters subdivision and can only be glimpsed from the road if the fence gate is open. There is no parking on Shirley Gate Road. Enter the southernmost of the two entrances to The Cloisters and turn right. Park where allowed and walk to the southwest corner against
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richard Ratcliffe’s Mount Vineyard Plantation (approx. 1.1 miles away but has been reported missing); Birthplace of the Confederate Battle Flag (approx. 1.1 miles away but has been reported missing); Bull Run Battlefields (approx. 1.2 miles away); Manassas Gap Railroad (approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Ratcliffe Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
Also see . . . The Unfinished Manassas Gap Railroad. 2004 article by William Page Johnson II in The Fare Facs Gazette, the newsletter of Historic Fairfax City, Inc. (Submitted on September 16, 2006.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,571 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.