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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Chantilly, Virginia Historical Markers

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By J. J. Prats, September 16, 2006
Battle of Chantilly (Ox Hill) Marker
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — B-11 — Battle of Chantilly(Ox Hill)
The Battle of Chantilly (Ox Hill) took place here 1 September, 1862. Union General John Pope's Army, retreating after defeat by Lee at Second Manassas, clashed with Jackson's divisions which were attempting to prevent Pope from reaching Washington. . . . — Map (db m55932) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — Chantilly
The community of Chantilly, Virginia was named after the Chantilly mansion built by Charles and Cornelia Calvert Stuart on this site about 1817. The name “Chantilly” originated in France with the Château de Chantilly, just north of . . . — Map (db m53620) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — Clover Hill
Clover Hill, the residence of Alexander Turley, was built near here ca. 1823 on a high point of Turley's 450-acre farm. The two-story brick house featured Alexander Turley's initials incorporated into the chimney using glazed bricks. Slave cabins . . . — Map (db m95088) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — B-12 — Colonel John Singleton Mosby
This road, along which many of his skirmishes took place, is named for Colonel John Singleton Mosby, commander of the 43rd Battalion of Confederate Partisan Rangers. Their activities in this area helped keep the Confederate cause alive in Northern . . . — Map (db m2669) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — F-100 Super Sabre Society
The Society was founded in 2006 to celebrate and preserve the history of the North American Aviation (NAA) F-100 "Super Sabre" and the people who flew and operated it through the aircraft's lifetime, during a critical period of the Cold . . . — Map (db m143127) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — F-86 Sabre Pilots Association
Dedicated to all the F-86 pilots who, though heavily outnumbered, battled for and took control of the air over North Korea during the Korean War. When the first MiG-15s appeared in the skies over North Korea in late 1950, they were vastly . . . — Map (db m143129) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — McAtee's Tavern
This building’s exterior is a reproduction of a tavern built on this site in 1807 by Harrison McAtee. This location, on a section of the Little River Turnpike that opened in December 1806, was advantageous for farmers conveying goods from western . . . — Map (db m104247) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — Mitchell-Weeks House
This building is a reproduction of a typical "Potomac Valley Farmhouse" built at this location circa 1789 by Benjamin Mitchell. It was one and a half story log house, with a sloping front roof extending over a porch, which in time became a community . . . — Map (db m109) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — PenderFrom Battleground to Community
Union Loyalists at the Stewart Farm Eleanor Stewart and her son Charles, who lived in a house on this site during the Civil War, were Union Loyalists in an area dominated by Southern supporters. Their neighbors called them “Yankees.” . . . — Map (db m53662) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — Piedmont AirlinesThomas H. Davis: Founder, Chairman, & CEO — "The model of how good an airline can be" —
Piedmont Aviation was incorporated in July 1940 as a general aviation sales and service company. The airline division was established in 1947 as a local service carrier. The first Piedmont Airlines flight was flown on February 20, 1948 between . . . — Map (db m143119) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — Richard Bland Lee: Gentleman Farmer
Under Richard Bland Lee's ownership, Sully transitioned from a tobacco farm into a multi-crop operation. Lee applied nutrients and crushed limestone to the worn soil, and made use of crop rotation to increase its productivity. Wheat, rye, timothy, . . . — Map (db m129147) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — Salisbury Plain
This land was the eastern most boundary of a 3,111 acre grant, known as Salisbury Plain, acquired by Henry Lee from Thomas 6th Lord Fairfax in 1725 when it was part of the Stafford County frontier. This area became Prince William County in 1730, . . . — Map (db m4533) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — C-18 — Sully Plantation
The dwelling house at Sully Plantation was built in 1794 by Richard Bland Lee on land that had been patented in 1725. Lee was the first congressman from Northern Virginia and an early member of Phi Beta Kappa. His vote brought the capital city to . . . — Map (db m216) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — The Cross Farmhouse
The Alfred Judson Cross Farmhouse was built in 1905, replacing an earlier structure built by Cross's father and lost to fire earlier that year. The house was rebuilt on the same foundation using timber cut on the farm and sawn at a local mill. The . . . — Map (db m8346) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — The Distinguished Flying Cross Society
The Distinguished Flying Cross was created by an Act of Congress in 1926. Under the initial Act, along with many military aviators and crew, a select group of civilians received the Distinguished Flying Cross for aerial achievement. These included . . . — Map (db m143130) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — The Flying TigersChina — World War II — 1941-1945
Dedicated by the Flying Tigers of the 14th Air Force Association, who served during World War II under the command of Lieutenant General Clair Lee Chennault—famed commander of the Flying Tigers, who fought in the skies over Burma and China . . . — Map (db m143121) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — The Sully Farms"Alone in Dixie"
At the time of the Civil War, the farms of Sully and Little Sully (no longer standing) were the homes of the Barlow and Haight families respectively. These families, connected by marriage, had come to Virginia from Dutchess County, New York, and . . . — Map (db m217) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — The Tuskegee Airmen
In spite of adversity and limited opportunities, African Americans have played a significant role in the U.S. military history over the past 300 years. They were denied military leadership roles and skilled training because many believed they lacked . . . — Map (db m143123) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — The Walney DairyThe Role of the Dairy at 19th Century Walney
This stone building was the Machen family dairy from about the 1850s until the 1890s. Originally just one room, the dairy was a place to cool milk and to make butter and cheese. Before the Civil War, Caroline Machen made butter and cheese for her . . . — Map (db m8356) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — The Walney DairyAnatomy of a Dairy
The Perfect Location The Machen’s chose this site to take advantage of the natural flow of the spring. Water was easily directed from the spring through the building and out the other side. As it passed through, the cold spring water . . . — Map (db m8358) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — The Walney Dairy19th Century Dairying: A Cottage Industry
Butter Before the Civil War, the Machen women and a slave named Sally made butter for the family in this room every week. By 1880 the farm was making butter for commercial sale and men did the work. In the room to your left, several . . . — Map (db m8362) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — Walney House
Honoring Walney House whose history as a farm, dairy, & country retreat, reflects many facets of the development of western Fairfax County since the Eighteenth Century. — Map (db m8342) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — Walney OutbuildingsOutbuilding Foundation
“They have a queer way of building one thing after another, the great point being to have a separate shed or out-house for every purpose…You will find a carpenter’s shop, tool room, coach-shed, pig-house, stable, kitchen, two or three . . . — Map (db m8344) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — Walney OutbuildingsSmoke House
Caroline Machen (at Walney) to Lewis Machen, December 1849 “You speak of making our pork into bacon before selling it. I do not think it would answer well in many accounts. Our smoke house is too small…” James Machen (at . . . — Map (db m8351) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Chantilly — Walney OutbuildingsIcehouse
Emmeline Machen (at Walney) to Arthur Machen, December 1853 “As to the Ice-house I remind James of it daily and indeed almost every time I see him. … Campbell promised to come today to commence digging it, but has failed to make his . . . — Map (db m8352) HM

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