Burke in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2015 by The Fairfax County History Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
Location. 38° 47.467′ N, 77° 16.13′ W. Marker is in Burke, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Burke Road (County Route 652) near Burke Lake Road (County Route Touch for map. It is at the Burke Nursery and Garden Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9401 Burke Rd, Burke VA 22015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burke's Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Burke Station (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Burke's Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Post Office (approx. half a mile away); Ice House (approx. half a mile away); The Silas Burke House (approx. half a mile away); Windmill (approx. half a mile away); Wood Shed (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burke.
Regarding Copperthite Racetrack. In the 1907, the main line of the Southern Railway, today Norfolk Southern, was laid on the current alignment of Burke Road. Today it is just a few hundred feet north.
Also see . . .
1. A History of Pies, Racing and Summer Fun. 2012 article by Victoria Ross in the Burke Connection. “[Mike Copperthite] told the crowd that Henry was also instrumental in transforming Burke from a sleepy rural town to a thriving resort destination. ‘Henry built the Burke Station Racetrack on land that is now part of the Burke Nursery, four hotels, stables for 75 horses and grandstands to seat more than 2,000 people. His stables housed (Submitted on April 17, 2016.)
2. Pies by Copperthite. 2011 article by Constance Chatfield-Taylor in the Georgetown Dish. “Quality control in my time meant producing your own ingredients. We produced 29 different types of pies—meat, fruit and vegetable. In 1900, I purchased a 600 acre farm and structure at Burke Station, VA and started a dairy farm to provide milk and butter for our pies. ” (Submitted on July 31, 2016.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 657 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 31, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.