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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Stafford, Virginia

 
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      Culpeper County (155)  
      Fauquier County (112)  
      Fredericksburg (420)  
      King George County (22)  
      Prince William County (624)  
      Spotsylvania County (390)  
      Charles County, Maryland (148)  
 
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1Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — 10th Special Basic Class
In Memory of these brave Marine Lieutenants of the 10th Special Basic Class who trained here from September 1951 – February 1952. They gallantly gave their lives for their country and Corps during the Korean conflict.      John L. Babson, . . . Map (db m2912) WM
2Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — 11th Corps Road
On 15 Feb 1863 Major-General Joseph Hooker directed that the road passing about one mile to the west of Brooke's Station and leading to Stafford Court House be put in condition to be practicable for artillery at all times, corduroying it where . . . Map (db m65213) HM
3Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — 13th Special Basic Course (1952)
The 13th Special Basic Course (1952) has erected this monument to honor its members who were killed in the Korean War and to remind those who follow us into the ranks of Marine Corps Officers of their awesome responsibility to our Country, the . . . Map (db m2852) WM
4Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — 5th Special Basic Class
(obverse) This monument is dedicated to the 5th Special Basic Class comprised entirely of Marines from the ranks and the first to be based at Camp Barrett 26 May 1951 – 8 September 1951 (reverse) Buried under this monument are . . . Map (db m2857) WM
5Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — 6th Marine Division Medal of Honor Recipients
Okinawa Semper Fidelis Dedicated to the 6th Marine Division Medal of Honor Recipients      Corporal      Richard E. Bush,                U.S.M.C.      Major           Henry A. Courtney,   Jr.,    U.S.M.C.      Corporal       James . . . Map (db m2849) WM
6Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — 9th Special Basic Class
In Memory of these Courageous Marine Lieutenants of the 9th Special Basic Class who trained here from July 1951 – December 1951. They gallantly gave their lives for their Corps and their Country. Glen Allen James M. Laramore Charels . . . Map (db m2911) WM
7Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — A Period of Firsts
1941 •First Marine Aircraft Wing organized at Quantico. Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. 1942 •U.S. General McArthur requested 150,000 jungle camouflage uniforms. The splotchy pattern known as “frogskin” was the first . . . Map (db m101146) HM
8Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — E-49 — Accokeek Iron Furnace
The Principio Company constructed the Accokeek Iron Furnace nearby about 1726 on land leased from Augustine Washington (father of George Washington), who became a partner. After Washington’s death in 1743, his son Lawrence inherited his interest in . . . Map (db m2261) HM
9Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — An Established Front
1951 •The Navy was assigned Joint-Service (Navy, Marine Corps, Army & Air Force) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) responsibilities for explosive training, as well as research and development. 1958 •The Basic School (TBS) . . . Map (db m101145) HM
10Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — E-90 — Aquia Church
Here is Aquia Church, the church of Overwharton Parish, formed before 1680 by the division of Potomac Parish. It was built in 1757, on the site of an earlier church, in the rectorship of Reverend John Moncure, who was the parish minister from 1738 . . . Map (db m7642) HM
11Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Aquia LandingThe Railroad
The straight, level road you used to get here was once the bed of the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad. As its name implies, the railroad ran from Richmond, through Fredericksburg, to the Potomac River, ending here at Aquia landing. . . . Map (db m2200) HM
12Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Aquia LandingNaval Engagement
Within weeks after Virginia seceded from the Union in the spring of 1861, state troops began fortifying Aquia Landing. One artillery battery was established on the waterfront while additional batteries, like this one, covered the landing from nearby . . . Map (db m2201) HM
13Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Aquia LandingSupply Base for the Union Army
Aquia Landing’s location on the Potomac River, coupled with its access to the R.F.&P. Railroad, made it an important supply base for the Union army. Food, clothing and other equipment were shipped down the Potomac River, unloaded here, and sent to . . . Map (db m3678) HM
14Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Aquia Landing
Aquia Landing was a significant gateway for enslaved people seeking freedom, including William and Ellen Craft, Henry “Box” Brown, and John Washington. Aquia Landing was the RF&P Railroad terminus from 1842-1872, and the only direct . . . Map (db m75940) HM
15Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — J-92 — Aquia Landing
The Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad was extended to its terminus here at Aquia Landing in 1846. By steamboat and railroad, travelers from Washington, D.C., to Richmond could complete in 9 hours a journey that took 38 hours by . . . Map (db m3680) HM
16Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Austin Hall
Private First Class Oscar P. Austin United States Marine Corps Company E, Second Battalion, Seventh Marines, First Marine Division Awarded the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) for heroism during combat against enemy forces in the . . . Map (db m2839) HM
17Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Austin Run Pyrite MineStafford, Virginia
Pyrite, an important source of sulfuric acid, was discovered in Stafford in 1902. Mining commenced near Smith Reservoir in 1903 but soon moved south to Garrisonville Road in what is now Hampton Oaks subdivision. The main shaft was 650 feet deep. In . . . Map (db m76066) HM
18Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Basic School Class of 2-1965
In memory of these brave instructors and Lieutenants of C company, TBS 2-65 who served here from August 1964 to February 1965 and entered the Vietnam conflict as one of the first Basic School classes to do so. They Gallantly gave their lives for . . . Map (db m75751) WM
19Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Battle of Aquia Landing
This gun emplacement participated in the first significant battle of the Civil War between the U.S. Navy and Batteries of the Rebel State on May 31 and June 1, 1861. Colonel William C. Bate of the Tennessee (Walker) Legion successfully manned four 3 . . . Map (db m2249) HM
20Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Brooke, Virginia
In 1921, Jethro Kloss opened this Health Food Factory. It was on this site that he started writing “Back to Eden” the ground-breaking guide to herbal therapy. Jethro Kloss is considered by many to be the father of the organic health food . . . Map (db m2193) HM
21Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Captured Iraqi T-69 Tank
Dedicated to the enlisted Marines of The Basic School past and present. You have inspired countless legions of newly commissioned officers.Map (db m3050) WM
22Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Cavalry Review
On April 6, 1863 near here "on an elevated plain", President Lincoln reviewed 13,000-17,000 men on horseback. the cavalry review was said to be the largest in the world. Reporters wrote it was a grand sight "with banners waving, music crashing, and . . . Map (db m82480) HM
23Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Charles Adams Bryan(1849 - 1918)
Born in Maryland, Bryan and his family settled in the Stafford Courthouse area around 1869. He served as Deputy Clerk of Court from 1869-1871 and from 1877-1885. In 1887 he became Clerk of Court and served in that position until 1911. During his . . . Map (db m99449) HM
24Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Crow's Nest
Named after the black schooner called The Crow that harbored off the peninsula in the mid-1800s, Crow's Nest Peninsula is one of the last great, undisturbed places in the mid-Atlantic area. With both a rich history and remarkable . . . Map (db m82309) HM
25Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve / Virginia’s State Natural Area Preserves
Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve Situated on a peninsula located between Accokeek and Potomac creeks in Stafford County, Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve contains extensive mature coastal plain hardwood forests and wetland communities. . . . Map (db m75975) HM
26Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Early Escape RouteTrail to Freedom
"For a few moments, silence prevailed. My master [Ellen] looked at me, and I at him, but neither of us dared to speak a word, for fear of making some blunder that would tend to our detection. we knew that the officers had the power to throw us in . . . Map (db m40130) HM
27Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Ebenezer Cemetery
(Left Gate Structure) Ebenezer Cemetery This gate was donated by those below in loving memory of family and friends buried here. Billy & Mary Ann Gallahan, Jack Garrison, Russell & Barbara Decatur, James T Edwards, Kenneth & Darlene . . . Map (db m2553) HM
28Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Eleventh Corps Encampment AreaUnion Army of the Potomac
In 1863, over 135,000 Union Army of the Potomac soldiers established winter camps throughout Stafford County - the largest encampment of any Army during the Civil War. Two-thirds of Civil War deaths occurred while armies were in camp. Many soldiers . . . Map (db m65152) HM
29Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — English Knot GardenStafford, Virginia
In 1992, the Borough of Stafford, England and Stafford, Virginia, Friendship Association was established in recognition of the close cultural and historical ties between the two communities. In 1994, this English Knot Garden was planted to celebrate . . . Map (db m76268) HM
30Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — F/A – 18A HornetBureau Number 161970
Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, members of Marine Fighter attack Squadron 321 reported to Andrews Air Base to prepare for their role in defense of Washington D.C. On the morning of September 12th, the squadron Commanding Officer, LtCol . . . Map (db m2836) HM
31Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — E-76 — First Roman Catholic Settlement in Virginia
The crucifix by sculptor Georg J. Lober, erected in 1930, commemorates the first English Roman Catholic settlement in Virginia. Fleeing political and religious turmoil in Maryland, Giles Brent and his sisters Margaret and Mary established two . . . Map (db m2156) HM
32Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — First Special Basic Class
We honor the memory of our classmates of the First Special Basic Class who trained here October – December 1950 and who gave their lives for Corps and Country.      Felix W. Goudelock                       Feb. 2, 1951      William P. . . . Map (db m2853) WM
33Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Fleurries
Former house of Miss Anne E. Moncure, The existing portion of the house was moved in 1987 to this site, now owned by the Aquia Church. Marked by the Bill of Rights Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, April . . . Map (db m2227) HM
34Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Frances R. Shelton BridgeMine Road Bridge
Mine Road Bridge is dedicated to Frances R. Shelton, a member of the Shelton family, who have been residents of Stafford County for over 236 years. Frances R. Shelton was a dedicated and giving American Legion Auxiliary President from 1996 to 1997. . . . Map (db m106313) HM
35Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — E-50 — From Indian Path to Highway
In 1664, a colonial road here probably followed the trace of an old Indian path. Two years later, the road was extended to Aquia Creek. It became a post road in 1750, and in Sept. 1781 Gen. George Washington passed over it on the march to Yorktown. . . . Map (db m2188) HM
36Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Gateway to FreedomTrail to Freedom
"I bounded across the Gang plank and concealed Myself for a while until the Steamer got off from the Wharf. I then came out and arrived Safe at 6th Street Wharf in Washington D.C. on the Night of September 1st, 1862 in a hard . . . Map (db m40131) HM
37Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — German-Americans and the Eleventh Corps
A large number of the soldiers who camped in and built the roads and fortifications preserved in this park were German-Americans. Most studies of ethnicity in the Civil War have focused on Irish or African-American soldiers, yet German-Americans . . . Map (db m70404) HM
38Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Gonzalez Hall
Sergeant Alfredo Gonzalez United States Marine Corps Platoon Commander Third Platoon, Company A, First Battalion First Marines, First Marine Division Awarded the Medal of Honor, Hue City, Vietnam from 31 January to 4 February 1968 This . . . Map (db m79039) WM
39Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Government IslandGovernment Island Orientation
Welcome to Government Island. This 17-acre historic site is an early American quarry originally named Brent’s Island or Wiggington’s Island. As early as 1694, stone was quarried from this site for use as architectural trim in Colonial America. . . . Map (db m39550) HM
40Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Government Island
Utilized by Native Americans for millennia, and purchased by the federal government in 1791, Government Island's unique stone was used in the original construction of both the U.S. Capital and the White House. Aquia sandstone from this quarry was . . . Map (db m101338) HM
41Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Graves Hall
Named in honor of Second Lieutenant Terrence C. Graves United States Marine Corps Third Force Reconnaissance Company Third Reconnaissance Battalion Third Marine Division Awarded the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) for action . . . Map (db m3010) HM
42Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Growth of Training
1900 •The School of Application reopened with eight students. 1901 •The School of Application closed again as students embarked for the Philippine Insurrection and the Chinese Boxer Rebellion. Name Game! . . . Map (db m101148) HM
43Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Haas Hall1stLt Peter B. Haas — United States Marine Corps —
Ch-46E Pilot Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 Marine Aircraft Group 36 1st Marine Aircraft Wing Killed during flight operations in support of Exercise Team Spirit, Republic of Korea, 20 March 1982. This gallant Marine officer . . . Map (db m99597) WM
44Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Heywood Hall
Charles Heywood Major General United States Marine Corps Commandant of the Marine Corps 1891–1903 Recognizing the need for Education of Newly Commissioned Officers, he established the School of Application, Marine Barracks Washington, . . . Map (db m2546) HM
45Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — E-123 — Historic Aquia Creek
The first known permanent English Roman Catholic settlers in Virginia, Giles Brent, his sister Margaret, and other family members, emigrated here from Maryland by 1650. In May 1861, Confederates built artillery batteries on the bluffs overlooking . . . Map (db m2157) HM
46Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Historic Knight Family Cemetery
The Knight Family cemetery is located on the farm formerly owned by the Knights and later, by Jackson Musselman, son-in-law to Lewis Knight. The cemetery contains several graves; however, only two are inscribed. The fully inscribed stone, belonging . . . Map (db m175767) HM
47Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — In Honor of Those Who Served
In honor of the men and women of Stafford County who served in defense of their Commonwealth and CountryMap (db m6524) HM
48Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — In Memory of September 11, 2001
The Pentagon      The World Trade Center Somerset County, PA "All Gave Some"     "Some Gave All" For those who were lost For those who lost family and friends For those protecting our families For those protecting our freedoms . . . Map (db m7293) HM
49Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — In memory of the Oklahoma City tragedyApril 15, 1995
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50Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — In Memory of the Virginia Tech TragedyApril 16, 2007 — "We are Virginia Tech" "We Will Prevail" —
To remember those Virginia tech students and faculty members who lost their lives and to honor those who survived Today, we are all HokiesMap (db m150719) HM
51Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — In the Beginning
1500s •Northern part of Quantico inhabited by Manahoac Branch Algonquin Indians. 1600s •Captain John Smith of Jamestown explored the Quantico area and found the Potomac River watershed teeming with fish, crabs, oysters, . . . Map (db m101147) HM
52Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — In the Name of Christ the King
To commemorate the first English Catholic Settlers in Virginia: Colonel Giles Brent, Deputy Governor of Maryland 1643; Margaret and Mary Brent who settled at Aquia 1647; George Brent, King’s Attorney General 1686, Member House of Burgesses 1688, who . . . Map (db m2183) HM
53Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Island Ownership
In 1647, Giles Brent established the first English settlement in this area along Aquia Creek. Nearly 50 years later, George Brent, Giles Brent’s nephew, became the island’s first documented owner. George purchased “…a small tongue or neck or . . . Map (db m39759) HM
54Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — John Smith Explores the ChesapeakeCaptain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
(panel 1) Captain Smith explored the Chesapeake Bay in the early 1600s seeking precious metals and a passage to Asia. He traveled the James, Chickahominy, and York rivers in 1607, and led two major expeditions from Jamestown in 1608. . . . Map (db m75973) HM
55Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — E-135 — Katherine Harwood Waller Barrett(1857 - 1925)
Born nearby at Clifton, Katherine Harwood Waller Barrett earned medical and nursing degrees. She devoted her professional life to the care and education of unmarried pregnant women, a group previously treated as outcasts. With philanthropist Charles . . . Map (db m70949) HM
56Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — E-48 — Kidnapping of Pocahontas
Near here, Pocahontas visited friends among the Patawomecks on the Potomac River in April 1613. Capt. Samuel Argall saw an opportunity to capture Pocahontas and exchange her for English prisoners held by her father Chief Powhatan. Argall sought out . . . Map (db m2218) HM
57Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Lincoln Review
Nearby here was Sthreshley Farm, site of Abraham Lincoln's Grand Review. On April 8, 1863, 60,000 men passed the president who sat on a horse for the long, 5½ hour review. 10 year old Tad stayed by his father, while Mrs. Lincoln watched from a . . . Map (db m82481) HM
58Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Lincoln VisitStafford, Virginia
On April 10, 1863, President Lincoln was here at the Stafford Courthouse headquarters of General O.O. Howard. Taking off his hat to get in Howard's tent, he noticed scripture written on tablets. The men discussed Psalm 23:1 "The Lord is my Shepherd. . . . Map (db m76366) HM
59Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Little Forest Baptist Church
Founding members met in homes or under a persimmon tree. Led by Pastor Uriah Johnson, in 1905 they built their first church west of here. In 1959 that building was demolished to make a road later renamed Interstate-95. Some church members met at . . . Map (db m78382) HM
60Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Manion Hall
1st Lt Travis L. Manion United States Marine Corps Company Advisor, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division Military Transition Team Regimental Combat Team 6, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) Posthumously Awarded the . . . Map (db m79042) WM
61Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — E 90-a — Mary Kittamaquund
Mary was the only child of Kittamaquund, paramount chief of the Piscataway tribes when Lord Baltimore's settlers arrived in Maryland in 1634. In 1641, seven-year-old Mary became the ward of Maryland governor Leonard Calvert and his sister-in-law . . . Map (db m41820) HM
62Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Mason's Homestead
Near here was the home of George Mason (1629-1686), the great grandfather of George Mason of Gunston Hall. Well educated and with some financial means, the elder Mason came from Worcestershire, England and settled in Virginia c. 1652. He acquired . . . Map (db m79036) HM
63Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — McGlothlin Hall
1st Lt Donald R. McGlothlin United States Marine Corps Rifle Platoon Commander, Company F, Battalion Landing Team 2/1 Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) Posthumously awarded the Silver . . . Map (db m79041) WM
64Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Mitchell Hall
Named in Honor of 1st Lt Frank N. Mitchell Platoon Leader, A/1/7 Awarded the Medal of Honor (posthumously) for action against enemy forces in Korea on 26 November 1950. While on patrol and suddenly receiving fire at point blank range, 1st . . . Map (db m2547) HM WM
65Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Mt. Hope Baptist Church
Sunday School gathered in 1877. Church established October 16,1880 by Rev. Natus Washington. Originally worshipped at St. John School House near Brooke. Pickle Factory building nearer to church later became Brooke School. May 1904 Church cornerstone . . . Map (db m79035) HM
66Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Stafford's First African American Church. Founded May 16, 1818 near Roseville by Rev. Horace Crutcher, along with five others. Original place of worship was a slab wood arbor. Recognizing the importance of enlightening individuals both spiritually . . . Map (db m76193) HM
67Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Murphy Demolition Range
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68Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Native American Presence
Native American artifacts were recovered in various locations on Government Island. The largest concentration of artifacts was found overlooking Aquia Creek. a rare Clovis projectile point was found, indicating the Paleoindians were present in this . . . Map (db m39946) HM
69Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Nolan H. Gray Reservoir
Nolan H. Gray Reservoir Dedicated to the Memory of Nolan H. Gray Gunnery Sergeant U. S. Marine Corps 19 July 1941 – 7 February 1968 Twice Deputy Game Warden, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia. He was active in all phases of . . . Map (db m2744) HM
70Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Oak Grove Baptist Church
Organized 1873 in a log cabin as St. Ross Baptist Church. An 1879 group meeting at Oak Grove Church of concerned parents determined to strive for their children's education, resulted in Oak Grove School being organized. Widewater native, Palmer . . . Map (db m76341) HM
71Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — J-45 — Palmer Hayden(1890-1973)
Palmer Hayden, artist, was born Peyton Cole Hedgeman nearby in Widewater. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I and later studied art at Columbia University and Boothbay Harbor, Maine. He achieved prominence as a painter during the Harlem . . . Map (db m156487) HM
72Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Patawomeck People at Belle Plains
The Creek provided fish for centuries for the Patawomeck people who in turn taught the colonists to fish to survive, to plant vegetables hitherto unknown to the English and to hunt in the forests. A surviving remnant of the Patawomeck became . . . Map (db m76274) HM
73Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Patawomeck Tribe Village
The Patawomeck Tribe, members of the Powhatan Confederacy and millennial original residents of Indian Point, greeted Captain John Smith as he sailed up the Potomac River in 1608. Smith viewed the Tribe's palisaded villages, built by the Patawomeck . . . Map (db m79037) HM
74Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — E-79 — Peyton’s Ordinary
In this vicinity stood Peyton’s Ordinary. George Washington, going to Fredericksburg to visit his mother, dined here, March 6, 1769. On his way to attend the House of Burgesses, he spent the night here, October 31, 1769, and stayed here again on . . . Map (db m2187) HM
75Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Pokorney Hall
1st Lt Frederick E. Pokorney, Jr. United States Marine Corps Artillery Forward Observer Company C, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines Task Force Tarawa I Marine Expeditionary Force Posthumously awarded the Silver Star Medal for actions during . . . Map (db m79040) WM
76Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Potomac Church Road
The Potomac Church Road dates from the 17th century. During the late 18th century, and well into the 19th century, this road and the Old Telegraph Road to its west, now roughly Route 1 were primary travel routes connecting Stafford with important . . . Map (db m70398) HM
77Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Quantico Marine Athletes of the Sixties
This monument is donated by the Quantico Marine Athletes of the Sixties in honor of their teammates who gave their lives in Vietnam      2LT Tyrone S. Pannell             Nov. 30, 1965      2Lt John B. Capel                     May 12, 1966 . . . Map (db m2855) WM
78Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Quarrying the Stone
Quarrying stone during the late 18th and early 19th centuries was very labor intensive. Stone quarried here was cut and shipped with the use of simple machines and animal power. Various workers were needed to extract the stone. A . . . Map (db m39751) HM
79Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Quarrying the Stone
Background: The same geologic attributes responsible for Stafford’s rich deposits of iron ore and other metals, also rendered a unique and eventually much desired type of sandstone called “freestone.” As a result, a significant stone . . . Map (db m70402) HM
80Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Raider Hall
Marine Corps Martial Arts Center of Excellence One Mind Any Weapon Raider Hall is dedicated to all the Marine Raiders who fought and died in WWII, and embodied the physical, mental, and character discipline, which we hope to imbue in . . . Map (db m3054) WM
81Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Ray Hall
Hospital Corpsman Second Class David R. Ray, U.S. Navy Awarded the Medal of Honor (posthumously) for combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 19 March 1969 while serving with Battery D, Second Battalion, . . . Map (db m3056) WM
82Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Redoubt # 2Aquia Landing Defenses
Approximately seventy yards to the northeast of this sign on private property are the well preserved remains of Redoubt #2, the last surviving and largest of three built by the Union Army of the Potomac in February and March of 1863 to defend Aquia . . . Map (db m82306) HM
83Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Redoubt No. 2 / Fort No NameFederal Defenses of Aquia Creek Landing
Twelfth Corps / Army of the Potomac, USA Stafford County, Virginia Circa 1863 National Historic Registry February 2006 Virginia Historic Registry DHR # 089-5057/44ST0082Map (db m55988) HM
84Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Sandstone Quarry
On the trail to the right of the picnic area beyond this sign are the remains of a late 18th and early 19th century sandstone quarry. Archaeological reports on this site noted that stone quarried here was loaded onto scows or shallow boats and taken . . . Map (db m65228) HM
85Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Shiloh Old Site Baptist Church
Established in 1870 by purchasing one acre of land from E. G. Phillip for $1.00. The first Pastor, Reverend Horace Crutcher, served as pastor for 38 years. The first church was bush harbor, the second a log building. In 1894 a frame structure was . . . Map (db m78364) HM
86Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Site Selection / Architectural Features
Site Selection In 1791, President George Washington (who was raised in Stafford County 10 miles south of this site at Ferry Farm) appointed three Commissioners to oversee construction of the new federal capital city (later named Washington, . . . Map (db m39788) HM
87Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Stafford County Armed Services MemorialStafford, Virginia — Dedicated 2017 —
The Stafford Board of Supervisors created an Armed Services Memorial to honor all who have made the ultimate sacrifice as well as those who have served in our armed forces, are currently serving their families. The Stafford Armed Services . . . Map (db m150720) WM
88Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Stafford County Tri-Centennial
August 7, 1964 In celebration of its 300th Birthday, here is buried a capsule by order of the Circuit Court, to be opened on August 7, 2064. Planted by the Stafford County Lions Club and Stafford County Board of SupervisorsMap (db m6522) HM
89Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — E-231 — Stafford Training School
Stafford Training School, later known as H. H. Poole School, was constructed in 1939 by the Public Works Administration after African American parents raised money to buy the land. During the segregation era, this was the only school in Stafford . . . Map (db m78074) HM
90Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Steamships, Stages and Slave TradeTrail to Freedom
"In the forenoon the steamer reached Aquia Creek. There the passengers took stages — Burch and his five slaves occupying one exclusively. ...He told me to hold up my head and look smart. That I might, perhaps, get a good master if I behaved . . . Map (db m40129) HM
91Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Taylor HallStaff Sergeant Karl Gorman Taylor, Senior — United States Marine Corps —
Platoon Sergeant, Company A Officer Candidates School January 1966 - January 1968 Company I, 3rd Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, Operation Meade River, Republic of Vietnam SSgt Taylor, mortally wounded in combat against the enemy on . . . Map (db m79358) HM WM
92Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — The Daniel Bridge
The Daniel Bridge first appears in county records on a deed map dated 1837. The bridge had three sandstone piers, the remnants of which are still visible today and which likely supported a wood superstructure. The bridge likely took its name from . . . Map (db m70401) HM
93Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — The Knight House
The log house preserved on this site was built by Lewis Knight in the mid-nineteenth century, probably c. 1850, and was situated on an 83-acre agricultural parcel. Lewis Knight share the home with his wife, Roberta, and their nine children; Sarah, . . . Map (db m120839) HM
94Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — The Robertson Quarry
In the 1800s, the Robertson Quarry was one of many quarries in Stafford County which provided stone for government buildings, private homes, and public buildings, not only in Washington, D.C., but across the nation. The Robertson Quarry, along with . . . Map (db m35394) HM
95Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — The Robertson-Towson HouseCirca 1820
When Benjamin Henry Latrobe, architect of the U.S. Capitol, visited Stafford in 1806, he found on this “beautiful little knoll in the midst of the woods close to his quarry…a log house,” the home of quarryman William Robertson. . . . Map (db m31209) HM
96Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Transporting the Stone
A historic road is visible to the right. It was created by skids or "stone boats" that were loaded with stone and dragged by oxen to the wharf. The stone was very heavy. One cubic foot of stone weighed 120 pounds. In addition to moving the stone . . . Map (db m39799) HM
97Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Trooper Jessica Jean Cheney
State Police — In Memory of — Jessica Jean Cheney January 17th 1998 "What she lacked in experience, she made up for in hard work and spirit."                               -E. FutrellMap (db m4935) HM
98Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Truslow Family Cemetery
Benjamin Truslow, farmer, married Lillie Dent, daughter of Frederick Dent and Sarah Knight, on September 10, 1893. Sarah Knight was the daughter of Lewis and Roberta Knight, who owned the log house to the east. Census records suggest that Truslow . . . Map (db m120845) HM
99Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Union Army Double-Track Corduroy Road
At right is the order for a dual-track corduroy road, remains of which can still be seen just beyond this sign. Below are details for construction of corduroy roads as reported earlier in the war by a Union staff officer. Corduroy roads were needed . . . Map (db m70403) HM
100Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Union Army Winter Camp Remains
You are now standing inside the perimeter of what was once a Union 11th Corps winter camp. Soldiers not only camped and drilled here, but also built roads and fortifications in and around this park. Since the Civil War, the majority of Stafford’s . . . Map (db m70397) HM

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