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

Leesylvania

 
 
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By James R. Murray, August 1, 2014
1. Leesylvania Marker
Inscription.  Located along the Potomac River between Nebasco and Powells creeks and extending inland to include lands west of U.S. Route 1, this vast tract was patented in 1658 by Gervais Dodson. Henry Lee II (1729-1787) inherited the acreage upon his father’s death in 1747 and established a plantation here which he named Leesylvania, meaning Lee’s Woods. Prior to his death and burial at Leesylvania, Henry Lee II held the office of County Lieutenant for Prince William, presided As a Justice, and served prominently as a member of the House of Burgesses and State Senate. Born at Leesylvania, Henry Lee III (1756-1818) gained fame during the American Revolution as cavalry commander “Light Horse Harry” Lee. He subsequently served as Governor of Virginia and fathered Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The Lee mansion burned down in 1792 and Henry Fairfax acquired the estate in 1825. Leesylvania State Park now occupies part of the original acreage
 
Erected 2012 by Prince William County Historical Commission.
 
Location. 38° 36.316′ N, 77° 
Relocated Confederate Winter Camps marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 1, 2014
2. Relocated Confederate Winter Camps marker
This marker has been relocated from its original location. It is at the right rear of the parking lot
16.652′ W. Marker is near Woodbridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Neabsco Road 0.1 miles east of Macedonia Drive, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located in the parking lot of the Julie J. Metz Wetlands Mitigation Bank. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15875 Neabsco Road, Woodbridge VA 22191, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Collo. Richard Blackburn (approx. half a mile away); Stones, but No Bones (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Burying Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away); Neabsco Creek (approx. 0.6 miles away); Latrobe's View (approx. 0.7 miles away); Leesylvania State Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Historic Landscape (approx. 0.7 miles away); Centuries of History (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
More about this marker. The Confederate Winter Camps marker has been relocated to this location as well.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPoliticsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Leesylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 1, 2014
3. Leesylvania Marker
Look for the Julie J. Metz Wetlands Mitigation Bank sign, then pull into the parking lot
Confederate Winter Camps marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 1, 2014
4. Confederate Winter Camps marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 3, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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