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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Woodbridge, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Prince William County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Prince William County, VA (660) Fairfax County, VA (709) Fauquier County, VA (119) Loudoun County, VA (345) Manassas Ind. City, VA (93) Manassas Park Ind. City, VA (7) Stafford County, VA (213) Charles County, MD (150)  PrinceWilliamCounty(660) Prince William County (660)  FairfaxCounty(709) Fairfax County (709)  FauquierCounty(119) Fauquier County (119)  LoudounCounty(345) Loudoun County (345)  (93) Manassas (93)  (7) Manassas Park (7)  StaffordCounty(213) Stafford County (213)  CharlesCountyMaryland(150) Charles County (150)
Manassas is the county seat for Prince William County
Woodbridge is in Prince William County
      Prince William County (660)  
ADJACENT TO PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY
      Fairfax County (709)  
      Fauquier County (119)  
      Loudoun County (345)  
      Manassas (93)  
      Manassas Park (7)  
      Stafford County (213)  
      Charles County, Maryland (150)  
 
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1 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — A Near TragedyBelmont Bay
The land and water before you are significant in Prince William County's history. Dogue Indians once lived along the Occoquan Creek. The King's Highway passed the County's first courthouse, which stood nearby. On April 7, 1791 George . . . Map (db m198381) HM
2 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — Centuries of HistoryRippon Lodge
Rippon Lodge is among the oldest known homes in Prince William County. It is built on land that was first settled in the 17th century. The original portions of the house were built circa 1747 by Richard Blackburn, a carpenter from Ripon, . . . Map (db m131563) HM
3 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — Collo. Richard Blackburn
Here Lieth the Body of Collo. Richard Blackburn Who Departed this Life July the 15th 1757 In the 52d. Year of his Age He was born in Rippon in England from whence he came to Virginia, where he acquired a reputable charracter, was . . . Map (db m233855) HM
4 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — 4 — Early Land Patents Reported permanently removed
In 1653, Thomas Burbage obtained 3,000 acres between the Occoquan and Neabsco Creek. Burbage’s Neck later passed to Martin Scarlet (d.1695), pioneer settler and sometime Burgess. George Mason II gained 534 acres of Occoquan River frontage including . . . Map (db m2336) HM
5 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — East Coast Radio Transmitting StationWoodbridge Research Facility Reported damaged
From 1950 to 1994, the U.S. Army operated a radio transmitting station and electronics research facility on this site. This cold-war-era military base was the heart of the Army communications and electromagnetic pulse research. In 1995, the entire . . . Map (db m131559) HM
6 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — End of the WaterBelmont Bay
Occoquan Creek flows in front of you. Occoquan is an American Indian word meaning at the end of the water. The Dogue Indians may have named this creek. They lived in the area for centuries before European exploration and were part of the . . . Map (db m5928) HM
7 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — Z-144 — Fairfax County / Prince William County Reported permanently removed
Fairfax County. Area 417 Square Miles. Formed in 1742 from Prince William and Loudoun, and named for Lord Fairfax, proprietor of the Northern Neck. Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home, is in this county. Prince William . . . Map (db m2335) HM
8 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — Freedom High School Sundial Memorial
In memory of the citizens of Prince William County and other Americans who lost their lives on September 11, 2001Map (db m4888) HM
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9 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — Grasslands Are Alive!
You are now passing through one of the rarest and most endangered habitats in our region — native grasslands. Why are they so rare? Agriculture and urban development destroy grasslands, and natural processes change them. Left alone, grasslands are . . . Map (db m206647) HM
10 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — Historic LandscapeRippon Lodge
The landscape you see before you has changed quite a lot since the house was built in the 18th century. Situated on Neabsco Creek and the Kings Highway (now Route 1), the site allowed Richard Blackburn easy access to move hisgoods to market. . . . Map (db m131561) HM
11 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — Latrobe's ViewRippon Lodge
Benjamin Latrobe Benjamin Henry Latrobe (1764-1820) moved to Virginia from England in 1796. He is best known for his work on the United States Capitol. In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson summoned him to Washington to complete the . . . Map (db m5644) HM
12 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — Neabsco CreekRippon Lodge
Latrobe’s Visit Architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe (1764 – 1820) was Thomas Blackburn’s friend. Latrobe visited Rippon Lodge in July, 1796. He described his stay in his journals and drew the property. On July 11, Latrobe stood on . . . Map (db m5642) HM
13 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — E-59 — Occoquan Reported permanently removed
Captain John Smith explored this region in 1608. The town of Occoquan began with the opening of a tobacco warehouse on the shore of the Occoquan River in 1734. Occoquan grew as the focus of the commercial and manufacturing activities of John . . . Map (db m2337) HM
14 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge Bird Banding Station
This bird banding station was established in March 2001. It is one of hundreds around the nation that monitor the migration of our songbirds. The station is sanctioned under a permit from the U.S. Geological Survey and operated under the . . . Map (db m206648) HM
15 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — 6 — Potomac Path
To the east is the only preserved segment of the Potomac Path, the earliest north-south route in northern Virginia. Following an ancient Indian trail, the road, later known as the King's Highway, assumed great importance for overland travel between . . . Map (db m2164) HM
16 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — Preserving HistoryThe King's Highway
A Road to Rippon Lodge Rippon Lodge Historic Site on Blackburn road has a long association with The King’s Highway. A segment of the road cut directly through the property when the Blackburn family lived there during the 18th century. The . . . Map (db m5975) HM
17 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — Revolutionary Soldiers Spence and William Grayson
Upper left marker: Revolutionary Soldier Spence Grayson 1734-1798 Upper right marker: Revolutionary Soldier William Grayson 1736-1790 Map (db m86952) WM
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18 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — Rippon Lodge
Noted for his cratsmanship on the first Falls Church and other structures for prominent landowners, to include the Washington family. Richard Blackburn (1710-1757) built Rippon Lodge as his main estate house circa 1747. Richard's son, Thomas . . . Map (db m131560) HM
19 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — Spence and William Grayson
. . . Map (db m86969) WM
20 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — Stones, but No BonesRippon Lodge
Numerous graves are located within the Rippon lodge cemetery. The slate tablets, carved stones and slabs are neatly arranged. But some of these markers are placed on mounds that may not be graves or stand where burials do not exist. Martin . . . Map (db m131569) HM
21 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — The Burying GroundRippon Lodge
Rippon Burials Few grave stones remain in the Rippon Lodge burying ground, but many unmarked graves are beneath the ground. Blackburn and Atkinson family members were buried here for decades, but the locations of most individual graves are . . . Map (db m131568) HM
22 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — The First Courthouse of Prince William County Reported permanently removed
One hundred and fifty yards east of this spot stood the first courthouse of Prince William County organized in 1731. This monument erected by the Bicentennial Committee of Prince William County, September 25, 1931, was presented to the people of the . . . Map (db m2339) HM
23 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — The Nation's RiverBelmont Bay
The Potomac River, often referred to as the "Nation's River", has been significant in the Country's history. Colonists traveled on the river and shipped tobacco, timber and grains from its ports. The Potomac River is still a vital resource. . . . Map (db m116774) HM
24 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — The Old Potomac Path
The Old Potomac Path Originally an Indian Trail and traversed by early settlers, it later became the first coach and post road between Northern and Southern Colonies, and was called The King’s Highway General Washington often stopped . . . Map (db m241858) HM
25 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — The Potomac PathThe King's Highway
The King’s Highway was the first north-south route through Virginia. The road began in Boston and ended in Williamsburg. It may have followed one or more trails that American Indians used before European colonization. The route was first . . . Map (db m5959) HM
26 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — Welcome to Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge
In 1994, the U.S. Army base located on this tract of land and known as the Woodbridge Research Facility was closed. The site was combined with the existing Marumsco Creek National Wildlife Refuge. Today, this refuge with its upland meadows and vast . . . Map (db m131592) HM
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27 Virginia, Prince William County, Woodbridge — 5 — William Grayson’s Grave
William Grayson, lawyer, member of the Continental Congress, Constitutional Convention and U.S. Senate, is buried nearby on property formerly part of “Belle Air,” the family plantation. In 1774, Grayson organized Prince William County’s . . . Map (db m770) HM
 
 
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Apr. 14, 2024