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

Commerce Street

 
 
Commerce Street Marker (Obverse) image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
1. Commerce Street Marker (Obverse)
Commerce Street is a one way street, travelling Southeast. The sign is situated so you see the Reverse side if traveling in a vehicle.
Inscription. Commerce Street was a residential and commercial area from the early 19th through mid-20th centuries. Houses, many of which survive, faced the street on lots surveyed on the 1804 town plat. Businesses included the Hammill Hotel and a General Store. Public buildings—the town’s school, Odd Fellows Hall, and First Methodist Church—also stood here.
 
Erected by Town of Occoquan.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Historic Occoquan marker series.
 
Location. 38° 41.041′ N, 77° 15.701′ W. Marker is in Occoquan, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Commerce Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Occoquan VA 22125, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Odd Fellows Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Hammill Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mill Street (about 300 feet away); Rockledge (about 400 feet away); Lest We Forget
Commerce Street Marker (Reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
2. Commerce Street Marker (Reverse)
Pre1916 Photo, Source Unknown
(about 500 feet away); Ellicott’s Mill (about 600 feet away); Ogle Harris’ Store (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Occoquan.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable BuildingsRoads & Vehicles
 
Commerce Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ed Lynn, May 1, 2010
3. Commerce Street Marker
The Old Schoolhouse is owned by the Lynn Family. It is across the street from the marker.
Commerce Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
4. Commerce Street Marker
View is facing southeast.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,246 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on July 24, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on May 29, 2010, by Kelly Gaitten of Occoquan, Virginia.   4. submitted on September 10, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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