Groveton in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1992 by Fredom Hill Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, in celebration of the Centennial of the Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution, on May 24th.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 38° 45.94′ N, 77° 5.721′ W. Marker is in Groveton, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Huntley Meadows Lane west of Harrison Lane (County Route 723), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22306, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Huntley (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. Beacon Field Airport (approx. ¾ mile away); Hybla Valley Airport (approx. 1.3 miles away); Gum Springs (approx. 1.4 miles away); Defenses of Washington (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bethlehem Baptist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); US Route 1 Wall of Aviation (approx. 1.7 miles away).
Regarding Huntley. From pages tacked up in a glass-covered bulletin board near this marker. “One mystery of Huntley’s past is that the two rectangular masonry wings on the east and west sides apparently were built before the central block was built. They are separate from the center, not joined by any brickwork, but merely abutted. All of the doorways that join the wings to the central block were punched through the finished walls of the wings, in contrast to the exterior doors on both wings, and central block, all of which were constructed properly with masonry lintels and dressed door jambs. ...
“The Civil War at Huntley. At the beginning of the war, Huntley was being farmed by a tenant, George Johnson, who was a Union sympathizer. There is some irony in the fact that the Mason brothers joined
Categories. • Notable Buildings • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,074 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 25, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 2, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.