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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Warrenton, Virginia
Location of Warrenton, Virginia
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|Section of bronze sculpture depicting U.S. troops in Persian Gulf War, 1991 designed for Veteran's Memorial on Hospital Hill, Warrenton, by Frederick E. Hart and Jay Hall Carpenter. — — Map (db m151307) WM|
|The Holtzclaw family acquired Ashland through a grant issued by Lt. Gov. Alexander Spotswood in 1724, and lived on this land until the 1920s. While a portion of the house dates to about 1725, the main residence was completed by 1889, and was . . . — — Map (db m7748) HM|
|The Black Horse Cavalry was conceived at a gathering of Warrenton lawyers in 1858 and was among the local militia companies called to active duty by Governor Henry Wise in 1859. The Black Horse led a successful charge against Union forces at the . . . — — Map (db m71039) HM|
|Judge Edward M. Spilman of the Fauquier County Circuit Court constructed this house in 1859-61. James Keith, who served in the Black Horse Cavalry and later became president of the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, acquired it in 1869. John . . . — — Map (db m7750) HM|
|This classic Italian Villa-style house was completed in 1861 for Fauquier County Judge Edward M. Spilman. James Keith, who later served as president of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals (1895-1916), acquired it in 1869. John Singleton Mosby . . . — — Map (db m1262) HM|
|For Gen. J.E.B. Stuart and his Confederate
cavalry, the 1863 campaigns brought fewer
victories against the improving cavalry corps
of the Union Army of the Potomac—that is,
until October 19, 1863.
Here on Chestnut Hill the . . . — — Map (db m117053) HM|
All records in the Town Office, information from tombstones and United Daughters of the Confederacy records have been reviewed to determine the location of Veterans listed. According to records, all individuals named are interred in this . . . — — Map (db m151309) WM|
|This crossroad is the ancient Dumfries-Winchester highway. Over it William Fairfax accompanied George Washington, then a lad of sixteen, on his first visit to Lord Fairfax at Greenway Court. It was on this occasion that Washington assisted in . . . — — Map (db m785) HM|
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|It is possible that early executions were carried out here in the exercise yard, however it is equally probably that they occurred in front of the jail, close to the courthouse or at another public location. Hangings were public in Virginia before . . . — — Map (db m61394) HM|
This memorial is dedicated to the sons and daughters of Fauquier County who served their country in the United States Armed Forces
World War I
1914 - 1918
Carrington L. Bailey •
Benjamin S. Beverly •
Alex A. . . . — — Map (db m151313) WM|
|Because he had moved too slowly to attack Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan was relieved of his command of the Army of the Potomac by President Abraham Lincoln. McClellan was replaced by Maj. Gen. Ambrose . . . — — Map (db m108462) HM|
Used to set newspaper type at the Fauquier Democrat 1936-1975.
This machine required 30,000 steps to build. It has more moving parts than anything ever made by man. — — Map (db m151299) HM|
1801 - 1835
Soldier - Lawyer
Diplomat - Jurist
— — Map (db m151304) HM WM|
|(front face) Image of Col. Mosby.
(right side) This tribute is affectionately dedicated to Col. John S. Mosby, whose deeds of valor and heroic devotion to state and southern principles are the pride and admiration of his soldiers, . . . — — Map (db m1292) HM|
|During his 1825 visit to Warrenton, General Lafayette is said to have stood upon this stone.
Courtesy: The Bartenstein Family — — Map (db m1294) HM|
|Half a mile east is the site of Leeton Forest, latter-day home of Charles Lee, Attorney General in Washington's and Adams' cabinets, 1795-1801. The tract was patented by Thomas Lee, of Stratford, in 1718 and descended to his son, Richard Henry Lee, . . . — — Map (db m19359) HM|
|After President Abraham Lincoln relieved Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan of command of the Army of the Potomac on 7 Nov. 1862, the general composed a farewell order. It was read to the army by divisions on 10 Nov. when the new commander, Maj. Gen. . . . — — Map (db m108463) HM|
| Norris Tavern. On this site stood the Norris Tavern built by Thaddeus Norris in 1819. It was the scene of a banquet tendered to General Lafayette by the citizens of Fauquier on his visit to the United States in 1825.
The Warren Green. . . . — — Map (db m1175) HM|
Old Fauquier County Jail
has been registered as a
by the Virginia Historical Landmark Comm.
Act of 1966
has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by . . . — — Map (db m151308) HM|
|In 1912, Booker T. Washington, head of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, asked Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish Philanthropist and President of Sears, Roebuck & Company, to serve on the board of directors at Tuskegee. Their unique partnership led to the . . . — — Map (db m137506) HM|
|Eight miles southeast, at Bristoe (then Bristoe Station), Maj. Gen. Ambrose P. Hill's division of Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's corps destroyed the Orange & Alexandria Railroad bridges over Kettle Run and Broad Run on 27 Aug. 1862. The . . . — — Map (db m4799) HM|
|On 22 Aug. 1862, Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart led his cavalry on a raid behind Maj. Gen. John Pope's army. Stuart crossed the Rappahannock River at Waterloo Bridge, two miles west, then rode around Pope's right flank just north of here to attack Catlett . . . — — Map (db m7747) HM|
|A mile northwest stood Waterloo Bridge, where on 22 Aug. 1862 Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart crossed the Rappahannock River to threaten the rear of Union Maj. Gen. John Pope’s army 14 miles southeast at Catlett Station on the Orange & Alexandria . . . — — Map (db m36792) HM|
Successor to The Palladium of Liberty
★ ★ ★ ★
This newspaper will be the living history of Fauquier County, a conscience to those in public office, and will change with the times.
Arthur W. . . . — — Map (db m151302) HM|
|For more than a century the railroad caboose was a fixture of the end of freight trains. The caboose provided a sheltered vantage point from which train crews could watch the cars ahead, cook and eat their meals, do their paperwork, and sleep after . . . — — Map (db m151296) HM|
During the late 1800s, the Orange and Alexandria Railroad built a locomotive turntable at this site. The turntable was the center of rail yard activity, enabling steam engines and their tenders to be reversed for the 8.9-mile return trip to . . . — — Map (db m151295) HM|
Dedicated To The
American Veteran — — Map (db m151312) WM|
|Chosen as county seat in 1759, and first called Fauquier Court House, Warrenton was laid out as a town in 1790. John Marshall began law practice here. In the War Between the States it was the center of operations north of the Rappahannock and many . . . — — Map (db m58995) HM|
Although Warrenton was spared the ravages of major battles during the war, control of the town changed hands 67 times and many homes and churches housed soldiers or were used as hospitals. Warrenton was the home of several notable Confederates . . . — — Map (db m151305) HM|
|The first court house for Fauquier County was built in 1760 on two acres of land belonging to Richard Henry Lee. The settlement that sprang up in its vicinity was first known as Fauquier Court House and under that name was laid off as a town to . . . — — Map (db m167422) HM|
|Although Warrenton was spared the ravages of major battles during the war, control of the town changed hands 67 times and many homes and churches housed soldiers or were used as hospitals. Warrenton was the home of several notable Confederates . . . — — Map (db m167480) HM|
The gate to your right opens to Warrenton
Cemetery, the final resting place of 986 Confederate soldiers, of every Southern state, about
650 casualties of the Civil War. Many wounded
Confederates were evacuated to Warrenton and
vicinity after . . . — — Map (db m117019) HM|
The gate to your right opens to Warrenton Cemetery, the final resting place of 986 Confederate soldiers, of every Southern state, about 650 casualties of the Civil War. Many wounded Confederates were evacuated to Warrenton and vicinity after the . . . — — Map (db m151310) HM|
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|In honor of those from Fauquier County who made the Full Sacrifice in World War II
Abner L. Adams •
Noble Lambert Addison •
Elmer L. Allison •
George Wyatt A •
Earnest L. Bailey •
Thomas Mandley Brown •
Clement Harfield Brown • . . . — — Map (db m151303) WM|