Occoquan

Occoquan (HMVK)

Location: Woodbridge, VA 22191 Prince William County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 39.926', W 77° 14.635'

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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 Ballendine, who had an iron furnace, forge, and sawmills at the falls of the river before 1759. After the American Revolution, Occoquan emerged as a flour-manufacturing center with one of the nation's first gristmills to use the laborsaving inventions of Oliver Evans. In 1804, Occoquan was established as a town and thrived as a commercial and industrial center into the 1920s.
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HM NumberHMVK
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Marker NumberE-59
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 9:44pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 304772 N 4282039
Decimal Degrees38.66543333, -77.24391667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 39.926', W 77° 14.635'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 39' 55.56" N, 77° 14' 38.10" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13198-13212 U.S. 1, Woodbridge VA 22191, US
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