The Huldah Coffer House

The Huldah Coffer House (HM1IAO)

Location: Burke, VA 22015 Fairfax County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 47.546', W 77° 17.598'

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Built ca. 1876 for Huldah Coffer, this house was constructed on farmland that had been in the locally prominent Coffer family since the 18th century. Widows at age 22, Coffer became a farmer, growing wheat, oats, and Indian corn and raising a modest number of sheep and milk cows on her 261 acre farm. She shared her home with her daughter, Ella, and son-in-law, M.D. Hall, a lawyer and educator who was Superintendent of Fairfax County Schools from 1886 to 1929. Hall oversaw the transition from district school boards to the consolidated School Board of Fairfax County in 1922.
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I was at the house a year ago yesterday to view as a possible site for my daughter's upcoming wedding reception. We loved the place and decided to go with it for her now impending special day. We happen to stop by today as we were driving close by and I noticed the sign. It was not there the last time I visited so I was very excited to know it was now considered a historical home. Obviously the marker is great shape as it was just placed in December 2014 (?). I did not know there was a place such as this site, so I will go by and take a picture of it and post it.

I was pretty excited about my daughter having her reception here and knew the building was old but did not know any history. Very happy news!

Jul 27, 2015 at 3:06pm PDT by sauvageraven

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HM NumberHM1IAO
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Year Placed2014
Placed ByThe Fairfax County History Commission
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 5:05pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 300828 N 4296241
Decimal Degrees38.79243333, -77.29330000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 47.546', W 77° 17.598'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 47' 32.76" N, 77° 17' 35.88" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)703
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Conservancy Path, Burke VA 22015, US
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