Historic Aquia Creek

Historic Aquia Creek (HMRB)

Location: Stafford, VA 22554 Stafford County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 28.429', W 77° 23.691'

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The first known permanent English Roman Catholic settlers in Virginia, Giles Brent, his sister Margaret, and other family members, emigrated here from Maryland by 1650. In May 1861, Confederates built artillery batteries on the bluffs overlooking Aquia Landing at the creek's mouth on the Potomac River. An early clash between U.S. Naval vessels and Confederate land batteries took place here, 30 May and 1 June 1861. After the Confederates withdrew in March 1862, the U.S. Army established a huge supply depot there. The Federals burned and abandoned it on 7 June 1863. The landing again served as a Union depot in 1864.
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HM NumberHMRB
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Marker NumberE-123
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 6:20pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 291084 N 4261105
Decimal Degrees38.47381667, -77.39485000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 28.429', W 77° 23.691'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 28' 25.74" N, 77° 23' 41.46" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3130 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford VA 22554, US
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