Woodbridge in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1958 by The Tidewater Oil Company.
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 38° 36.385′ N, 77° 17.556′ W. Marker was in Woodbridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker was on Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) south of Neabsco Road and Cardinal Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Woodbridge VA 22191, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Confederate Winter Camps (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Neabsco Iron Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); Events Along Neabsco Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Leesylvania (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dumfries Rest Area Neabsco Mills Ironworks (approx. one mile away); Rippon Lodge ~ Neabsco Creek (approx. one mile away); Rippon Lodge ~ Latrobe's View (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
Regarding “Leesylvania”. The mansion burned in the late 1700s. Leesylvania State Park, on 500 wooded acres bounded on three sides by water and bysected by the railroad from Richmond to Washington, is nearby at the end of Neabsco Road.
Also see . . .
1. Leesylvania State Park. A history by James R. Arnold, published in 1985. (Submitted on December 19, 2006.)
2. The History of the Prince William County Waterfront. 1998 illustrated monograph by Debrarae Karnes. (Large PDF file on slow server. Be patient and document will appear.) (Submitted on December 19, 2006.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,451 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.