“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Annandale, Virginia

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Fairfax is the county seat for Fairfax County
Annandale is in Fairfax County
      Fairfax County (712)  
      Alexandria (378)  
      Arlington County (461)  
      Fairfax (48)  
      Falls Church (137)  
      Loudoun County (345)  
      Prince William County (671)  
      Washington, D.C. (2607)  
      Charles County, Maryland (150)  
      Montgomery County, Maryland (752)  
      Prince George's County, Maryland (644)  
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1 Virginia, Fairfax County, Annandale — Action At Annandale
The roadbed for the unfinished Manassas Gap Railroad was located in this immediate area and crossed Indian Run creek in Poe Terrace Park. The stone bridge abutments are still visible. Financial problems caused work to stop on the railroad in 1857, . . . Map (db m33512) HM
2 Virginia, Fairfax County, Annandale — Bog Wallow Ambush
On 4 December 1861, fifty-five men of the 3rd New Jersey Infantry, Col. George W. Taylor commanding, set an ambush nearby in retaliation for attacks on Union pickets. They stretched two telegraph wires across Braddock Road at the eastern end of a . . . Map (db m72404) HM
3 Virginia, Fairfax County, Annandale — Gooding's Tavern
The Gooding Tavern served Little River Turnpike travelers and stagecoach passengers from 1807-1879 and was famous for “the best fried chicken” and “peaches and honey.” For the community, the tavern served as a social and . . . Map (db m44097) HM
4 Virginia, Fairfax County, Annandale — Ilda
Ilda, a community located at the intersection of Guinea Road and Little River Turnpike, came into existence after the Civil War and lasted into the first half of the twentieth century. It originated when two freedmen, Horace Gibson and Moses . . . Map (db m37906) HM
5 Virginia, Fairfax County, Annandale — T-41 — Little River Turnpike
The earliest private turnpike charter in Virginia was granted by the General Assembly to the Company of the Fairfax and Loudoun Turnpike Road in 1796. By 1806 the 34-mile-long road connected Alexandria with Aldie on the Little River in Loudoun . . . Map (db m7374) HM
6 Virginia, Fairfax County, Annandale — T-50 — Mason’s Hill
During the Civil War, Confederate Col. J. E.B. Stuart used Mason’s Hill and nearby Munson’s Hill as outposts for the First Virginia Cavalry from late July to the end of Sept. 1861. Capt. Edward Porter Alexander of the Signal Corps established a . . . Map (db m6926) HM
7 Virginia, Fairfax County, Annandale — Mason's HillStrategic Location
Early in the U.S. Civil War, Mason's Hill was strategically important because of its high elevation and good views of nearby thoroughfares, Columbia Turnpike, and Little River Turnpike. Mason's Hill, Munson's Hill, and Bailey's Crossroads were . . . Map (db m205386) HM
8 Virginia, Fairfax County, Annandale — Mosby Attacks Annandale
Shortly before 5 A.M. on Wednesday, 24 August 1864, Lt. Col. John Singleton Mosby with about 300 Confederate Rangers and two field artillery pieces opened fire from the west side of the Accotink Creek valley on a Union stockade located in Annandale. . . . Map (db m35281) HM
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9 Virginia, Fairfax County, Annandale — Price’s Ordinary
At the intersection of Backlick and Braddock Roads stood Price's Ordinary, established by David Price about 1773 and remaining in operation until 1802. Price's offered refreshment and shelter for travelers and a common meeting place for local . . . Map (db m169250) HM
10 Virginia, Fairfax County, Annandale — The Cannon
This Model 1905 three inch field gun saw service in the Mexican Campaign against Pancho Villa, and was originally obtained by a local veterans organization during the mid-1950s. In the early 1980s, American Legion Bicentennial Post 1976, . . . Map (db m6919) HM
11 Virginia, Fairfax County, Annandale — The Guinea Road Cemetery Reinterment
Virginia aristocrat William Fitzhugh was granted 21,996 acres in 1694: The Ravensworth tract, which was divided into northern and southern halves in 1701 and subsequently subdivided among Fitzhugh heirs throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. The . . . Map (db m617) HM
12 Virginia, Fairfax County, Annandale — The Pines
At the turn of the 20th century, a close-knit African American community was established here. The Johnson, Robinson, Sprigg and Collins families were the first to purchase lots. They cleared pine trees to enable truck farming and saw mill . . . Map (db m100807) HM
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May. 26, 2024