“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Burke in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

The Huldah Coffer House

THE HULDAH COFFER HOUSE Marker image. Click for full size.
By Todd Taylor, December 9, 2014
Inscription. Built ca. 1876 for Huldah Coffer, this house was constructed on farmland that had been in the locally prominent Coffer family since the 18th century. Widowed at age 22, Coffer became a farmer, growing wheat, oats, and Indian corn and raising a modest number of sheep and milk cows on her 261 acre farm. She shared her home with her daughter, Ella, and son-in-law, M.D. Hall, a lawyer and educator who was Superintendent of Fairfax County Schools from 1886 to 1929. Hall oversaw the transition from district school boards to the consolidated School Board of Fairfax County in 1922.
Erected 2014 by The Fairfax County History Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
Location. 38° 47.546′ N, 77° 17.598′ W. Marker is in Burke, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Downeys Wood Court and Wards Grove Circle, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. At top of the Conservancy Path, a walking path, near the entrance of the Huldah Coffer House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10100 Wards Grove Circle, Burke VA 22015, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Silas Burke House (approx. 0.9 miles away); David R. Pinn Community Center (approx. 1.1 miles away); Burke's Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); Burke Station (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Burke's Station (approx. 1.2 miles away); Copperthite Racetrack (approx. 1.3 miles away); In this Church of St. Mary’s (approx. 1.9 miles away); St. Mary’s Catholic Church (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burke.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2014, by Todd Taylor of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,005 times since then and 137 times this year. Last updated on July 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photo   1. submitted on December 9, 2014, by Todd Taylor of Burke, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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