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

Minnieville

 
 
Minnieville Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2006
1. Minnieville Marker
Inscription. Nearby is Bel Air Plantation (c. 1740), burial site of Parson Mason Locke Weems, first biographer of George Washington. French and American troops moved through this community on their way to Yorktown in 1781. Northern dairymen developed large farms here in the early 19th century. The Confederate 3d Brigade was located in this area in 1861–62. On this corner stood the Minnieville Post Office (1884–1924).
 
Erected 1978 by the Prince William County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 21.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 38.164′ N, 77° 21.148′ W. Marker is near Woodbridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is at the intersection of Minnieville Road (County Route 640) and Cardinal Drive, on the right when traveling north on Minnieville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbridge VA 22193, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bel Air Plantation (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carey M. Perkinson (approx. mile away); Montclair Veterans Flagpole
Minnieville Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2006
2. Minnieville Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); “Camp Fisher” Civil War Campsite (approx. 1.1 miles away); “Let There Be Lights” (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mason Locke Weems (1759-1825). Brief biography on the Historic Dumfries Virginia website. (Submitted on December 19, 2006.) 

2. Architectural Description of Bel Air Plantation. From the Historic Prince William website. Historic Prince William is a non-profit organization, working in partnership with other historical groups in the local area to preserve the history of Prince William County. (Submitted on August 29, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

3. Bel Air - the oldest (or second oldest...) house in Prince William County. Photo credit: Karyn Warburton (Submitted on August 29, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureNotable PersonsSettlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
The gates to Bel Air image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 12, 2007
3. The gates to Bel Air
Bel Air is on private property. While not gated, No Trespassing signs warn against unwanted visitors.
 
 
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 3,857 times since then and 129 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 12, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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