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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Burke, Virginia

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1Virginia (Fairfax County), Burke — BW-3 — Burke Station
Burke Station was raided in December, 1862, by Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart. It was from this site, originally Burke Station Depot, that he sent his famous telegram to Union Quartermaster General Meigs complaining of the poor quality of the . . . Map (db m12) HM
2Virginia (Fairfax County), Burke — Burke's StationThe Christmas Raid
After the Battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862, most of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia settled into winter quarters except for Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry, which instead went on the move. Wade Hampton, Fitzhugh . . . Map (db m83049) HM
3Virginia (Fairfax County), Burke — Burke's StationWood Choppers and Teamsters
During the Civil War, African American laborers chopped wood and conveyed it to Burke’s Station, a major Federal timber transportation station located here on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad. To supply the Union army and engineers with timber . . . Map (db m88520) HM
4Virginia (Fairfax County), Burke — Copperthite Racetrack
In 1897 Henry Copperthite, a Georgetown businessman, purchased Silas Burke’s farm. In 1907 he constructed, according to a newspaper account, the “very best” harness racing facility “of its kind in the country.” The grandstand, which opened on 4 July . . . Map (db m189495) HM
5Virginia (Fairfax County), Burke — Ice House
Walls of this structure are approximately 18 inches thick and were filled with sawdust for proper insulation during the summer heat and winter cold. The primary use of this building was to store ice throughout the seasons before the innovation of . . . Map (db m129160) HM
6Virginia (Fairfax County), Burke — Johnson-Sabin Way
Dedicated to the memory of Lt. Col. Dennis Johnson and Charles Sabin who lost their lives during the attack on the Pentagon September 11, 2001Map (db m129155) WM
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7Virginia (Fairfax County), Burke — Lee Chapel Church1871 - 1951
On this site stood Lee Chapel, a Methodist Episcopal Church, built 1871 and named in honor of General Robert E. Lee. Lee Chapel replaced Mount Carmel Church which had been located at Ox Road and present day Lee Chapel Road and had been destroyed by . . . Map (db m11) HM
8Virginia (Fairfax County), Burke — Marshall Family CemeteryBurke Station, Virginia — John A. Marshall (1821-1892); Mary J. Davis Marshall (1826-1887) —
Prior to the Civil War, John and Mary Marshall, early prominent Burke area citizens, bought this land and built a family dwelling on fifty acres of land purchased in 1852. The Marshalls donated land to the Church of the Good Shepherd and to the . . . Map (db m198383) HM
9Virginia (Fairfax County), Burke — Post Office
This post office was originally located next to Rudy Shields Insurance Agency, more recently known as the State Farm Insurance Agency. It was located in the center of Burke and was a vital part of the community. With the support of Fairfax County . . . Map (db m129161) HM
10Virginia (Fairfax County), Burke — E-95 — Silas Burke House
Here lived Lt. Col. Silas Burke (b.1796–d.1854) and his wife, Hannah Coffer. Burke, for whom Burke's Station on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad was named, served as a director of the railroad and the Fairfax Turnpike Company. An innkeeper and . . . Map (db m42) HM
11Virginia (Fairfax County), Burke — The Huldah Coffer House
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 . . . Map (db m86180) HM
12Virginia (Fairfax County), Burke — The Silas Burke House
The historic home at 9617 Burke Lake Rd. was the residence of Lieutenant Colonel Silas Burke, his wife, Hanna Coffer Burke, and their two children. Silas Burke had this house built close to the time of his marriage in 1824. Burke was a successful . . . Map (db m129159) HM
13Virginia (Fairfax County), Burke — Veterans Memorial
In honor of all those who fought for our community, our nation, and our freedom A grateful nation remembersMap (db m129156) WM
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14Virginia (Fairfax County), Burke — Windmill
It is estimated that this windmill was erected in the late 1800s and provided fresh water to the house. A long rod was connected from the top of the windmill to a large well underneath. As wind blew, the windmill would rotate and the rod would slide . . . Map (db m129158) HM
15Virginia (Fairfax County), Burke — Wood Shed
This structure was used for several purposes through the years following the abolition of slavery, with the primary purpose of storing wood. It is the only one standing out of seven slave houses that were original to the property. Some of the beams . . . Map (db m129157) HM
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Oct. 5, 2022