“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 Tysons, Virginia

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Fairfax is the county seat for Fairfax County
Tysons is in Fairfax County
      Fairfax County (706)  
      Alexandria (356)  
      Arlington County (455)  
      Fairfax (48)  
      Falls Church (137)  
      Loudoun County (340)  
      Prince William County (658)  
      Washington, D.C. (2480)  
      Charles County, Maryland (150)  
      Montgomery County, Maryland (730)  
      Prince George's County, Maryland (636)  
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1 Virginia, Fairfax County, Tysons — A Tent Design Inspired by Native Americans
Troops stationed here most likely slept in a Sibley Tent patented in 1856 by Federal Army Colonel Henry Hopkins Sibley. the tents were designed to be portable and comfortable and were modeled after the Comanche buffalo-hide houses called tipis . . . Map (db m198195) HM
2 Virginia, Fairfax County, Tysons — A Union Spy of Color?
Lucy Carter was a brave local woman with deep family roots. A multiracial family named Carter lived near here in the 19th century. Lucy Carter was a free woman of color, but because of manumission laws passed in the 1800s, she had to . . . Map (db m198192) HM
3 Virginia, Fairfax County, Tysons — Defending the Nation's Capital
Located near the edge of the Confederacy, Washington, D.C., was under constant threat by Confederate forces. To ward against that threat, Washington was ringed by earthen fortifications. Skirmishes, guerilla raids, and major battles such as . . . Map (db m198197) HM
4 Virginia, Fairfax County, Tysons — Family Strength
Family and Community Strength. Inhospitable Times. You stand on historic Powhatan Paramountcy land. Before the Civil War, women seldom owned property. Keziah Carter was an exception. She was descended from the local Powhatan tribe . . . Map (db m198193) HM
5 Virginia, Fairfax County, Tysons — Freedom Hill is a Droplet in an Ocean of History
The Fairfax County Park Authority preserves cultural resources across the county, including many significant Civil War sites. Visit sites where forces clashed, like Ox Hill Battlefield Park, or sites where the Union and Confederate soldiers lived, . . . Map (db m198198) HM
6 Virginia, Fairfax County, Tysons — Freedom Hill RedoubtLate-War Protection Reported missing
Small batteries called redoubts were constructed during the Civil War as part of the outer defensive lines that encircled Washington, D.C. Late in the war, the one in front of you was built here on Freedom Hill (according to tradition, named for . . . Map (db m208350) HM
7 Virginia, Fairfax County, Tysons — Outpost Life
At any one time, eight men, led by a sergeant likely from nearby Prospect Hill, were stationed in weekly rotation at Freedom Hill. A soldier's time was divided between patrol duty and maintenance of the earthen and log fortifications that . . . Map (db m198196) HM
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Sep. 29, 2023