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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1SJJ_clover-hill_Herndon-VA.html
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 …
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In the fall of 1861, Fairfax County found itself between two large armies. Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston and his army occupied the Centreville area. The Federal army, still regrouping after the devastating defeat at the First Battle of Manas…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM17U0_civil-war-at-frying-pan-spring-meeting-house_Herndon-VA.html
The Frying Pan Spring Meeting House witnessed much Civil war activity. Union and Confederate military records mention the location numerous times as a meeting place and a site of skirmishes. In 1861 and 1862, encampments of Confederate troops occu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMTM1_the-rail-strike-of-1916_Herndon-VA.html
In the years before motor vehicles came to dominate transportation, business was never better for the Washington & Old Dominion Railway. Demand for passenger and freight service boomed, while the W&OD's owners balked at spending the money necessar…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM6EV_mosbys-rock_Herndon-VA.html
Mosby's Rangers (43d Bn., Va. Cav.) used this rock as a rendezvous point and met here to divide the spoils after raids. The renowned Southern spy and scout Laura Ratcliffe, who lived nearby, showed this rock to Col. (then Captain) John S. Mosby, C…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM37T_frying-pan-meeting-house_Herndon-VA.html
Frying Pan Springs Meeting House was erected c. 1791 on land granted by Robert "Counsellor" Carter to a group of "Old School" Baptists. In addition to local farmers the fundamentalist beliefs of its members also attracted free blacks and slaves to…
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This circa 1791 Baptist Churchstanding on its original siterepresents a continuous tributeto early religious freedom forslave and free together. Placed June 9, 1991 Freedom Hill ChapterNational SocietyDaughters of the American Revolution
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2W1_acetylene-gas-generating-station_Herndon-VA.html
Circa 1900. The Herndon Gas Company was established in the early 1900s by two brothers, Edward and Benjamin Detwiler. The company provided gas for downtown Herndon street lights and for lights in a few of the Town's more affluent households. Elect…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMRT_frying-pan-meeting-house_Herndon-VA.html
The Frying Pan Meeting House, constructed by 1791 on land donated by the Carter family in 1783, was used for Baptist services until 1968. Named for nearby Frying Pan Branch, the church is a rare example of 18th-Century architecture in western Fair…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMRI_mosbys-rock_Herndon-VA.html
The large boulder, located just south of here, served as an important landmark during the Civil War, when Col. John S. Mosby's Partisan Rangers (43d Battalion, Virginia Cavalry) assembled there to raid Union outposts, communications, and supply li…
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