Near Clifton in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2007 by The Fairfax County History Commission. Dedicated on May 13th.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
Location. 38° 47.63′ N, 77° 24.277′ W. Marker is near Clifton, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Balmoral Forest Road and Compton Road (County Route 659), on the right when traveling south on Balmoral Forest Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clifton VA 20124, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Union Mills Historic Site (approx. 1.3 miles away); Devereux Station (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Devereux Station (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Dominion Stone Company Millstone (approx. 2 miles away); Wilmer McLean after the Civil War (approx. 2.3 miles away); McLean Farm (Yorkshire Plantation) (approx. 2.3 miles away); Wilmer McLean’s Yorkshire (approx. 2.3 miles away); Blackburn’s Ford (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clifton.
Also see . . . Growing Success at Ivakota Farm—Troubled Young Women get a Helping Hand to Gain a Leg Up. 2007 article by Sharon Cavileer in the South County Chronicle. “The story began simply enough with a late-night knock on one door and a plea for help. Dr. Kate Waller Barrett, the wife of an Episcopal minister in Atlanta, was so moved by a late-night visit of an unwed mother that she dedicated her life to ‘wipe out some of the inequities that were meted out to my sisters who were so helpless to help themselves’.” (Submitted on April 27, 2008.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,980 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 3. submitted on August 27, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.