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Near Warrenton in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ashland Farm

 
 
Ashland Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 10, 2008
1. Ashland Farm Marker
Inscription. The Holtzclaw family acquired Ashland through a grant issued by Lt. Gov. Alexander Spotswood in 1724, and lived on this land until the 1920s. While a portion of the house dates to about 1725, the main residence was completed by 1889, and was remodeled and enlarged by architect William Lawrence Bottomley in 1929. Between 1861 and 1864, the Union army stationed pickets at Ashland, as it was used as a Federal medical dressing station. Legend claims that a Union army payroll was hidden by a paymaster who died in 1862 at nearby Waterloo, Virginia, is still buried here.
 
Erected 1992 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number CB-2.)
 
Location. 38° 42.212′ N, 77° 52.396′ W. Marker is near Warrenton, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Highway (U.S. 211) and Holtzclaw Road (Route 681), on the right when traveling east on Lee Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warrenton VA 20186, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Second Manassas Campaign (a few steps from this marker); Stuart's Ride Around Pope (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Second Manassas Campaign
Virginia C 58 and CB 2 Along Lee Highway image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Virginia C 58 and CB 2 Along Lee Highway
(approx. 2 miles away); Campaign of Second Manassas (approx. 3 miles away); Leeton Forest (approx. 3.6 miles away); Warrenton (approx. 3.7 miles away); Black Horse Cavalry (approx. 3.7 miles away); Executions in the Yard (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warrenton.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Portions of the Original Ashland Tract image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 10, 2008
3. Portions of the Original Ashland Tract
Ashland Farm image. Click for full size.
2008
4. Ashland Farm
Ashland Farm Front View image. Click for full size.
circa 2008
5. Ashland Farm Front View
Various views of the Ashland Plantation as seen today.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,981 times since then and 117 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on June 23, 2008.
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