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Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

McLean Farm (Yorkshire Plantation)

 
 
McLean Farm (Yorkshire Plantation) Marker image. Click for full size.
March 4, 2006
1. McLean Farm (Yorkshire Plantation) Marker
Inscription. Part of an early 18th century plantation established on Bull Run by Col. Richard Blackburn formerly of Yorkshire, England, the land was acquired by Wilmer McLean in 1854. The battle which opened 1st Manassas raged across this farm July 18, 1861, with the house and barn used as a headquarters and hospital by Confederate troops. Following 1st Manassas, in an attempt to escape the forefront of the war, McLean moved his family to the tiny village of Appomattox Court House. There, four years later, the war would come full circle to end in McLean's parlor with Lee's surrender to Grant, April 9, 1865.
 
Erected 1988 by Prince William County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 48.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 47.59′ N, 77° 26.863′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Centreville Road (Virginia Route 28), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at intersection of Centreville Road and Yorkshire Lane. Located beside parking lot of CVS/pharmacy. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
View of Marker from CVS parking lot. image. Click for full size.
October 28, 2006
2. View of Marker from CVS parking lot.
5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilmer McLeanís Yorkshire (a few steps from this marker); Wilmer McLean after the Civil War (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mitchellís Ford (approx. 0.6 miles away); Blackburnís Ford (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Blackburnís Ford (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .  Wilmer McLean. (Submitted on October 30, 2006.)
 
Categories. AgricultureWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2006. This page has been viewed 3,917 times since then and 205 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2006. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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