Wood Choppers and TeamstersDuring the Civil War, African American laborers chopped wood and conveyed it to Burke's Station, a major Federal timber transportation station located here on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad. To supply the Union army and engineers with timber for railroad ties, bridge trusses, stockades, and firewood, wood choppers cut down thousands of acres of woodland along the railroad in Fairfax County. The wood was then transported by rail to Alexandria.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 14th, 2015 at 9:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 302647 N 4296265|
|Decimal Degrees||38.79306667, -77.27238333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 47.584', W 77° 16.343'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 47' 35.04" N, 77° 16' 20.58" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9509 Old Burke Lake Rd, Burke VA 22015, US|
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