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Ratcliffe Cemetery

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2014
1. Ratcliffe Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Richard Ratcliffe (1752–1825) and wife Locian (1760–1826) are believed to be buried in this family cemetery along with their sons John, Samuel, Robert and Charles, and members of their respective families. Most tombstones found today are traceable to the families of Robert and Samuel who remain in the area. Charles inherited Mount Vineyard from his father in 1825 and retained ownership of the two-acre cemetery when selling it to his brother-in-law George Gunnell in 1827.
 
Erected 2011 by City of Fairfax—Historic Fairfax City Inc.
 
Location. 38° 50.99′ N, 77° 18.798′ W. Marker is in Fairfax, Virginia. Marker is on Moore Street east of Keith Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arlington-Fairfax Electric Railway (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of the Confederate Battle Flag (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Richard Ratcliffe’s Mount Vineyard Plantation (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Manassas Gap Railroad
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By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2014
2. Ratcliffe Cemetery Marker
(was approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported missing. ); Mosby (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. William Gunnell House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Baptismal Area (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gen. Corcoran (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
 
Regarding Ratcliffe Cemetery. Richard Ratcliffe founded what is now the City of Fairfax by donating land for the courthouse in 1800 and petitioning the Virginia Assembly in 1805 to charter this town.
 
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Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Ratcliffe Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2014
3. Ratcliffe Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 694 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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