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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21YX_world-trade-center-monument_Woodbridge-VA.html
On September 11, 2001 terrorists attacked our nation by crashing planes into the Pentagon, a field in Pennsylvania, and the World Trade Center. These four pieces of steel came from the remains of the World Trade Center and are arranged to represen…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21WO_howison-homestead_Woodbridge-VA.html
Stephen Howison (1736-1815) whose family was from Cramond, Scotland, and Mary Brooke (1739-1808) whose family was from England, were married in 1757. They came to Prince William County from Maryland between 1763 and 1769 and homesteaded this land.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21SM_bull-run-mountains-natural-area-preserve_Broad-Run-VA.html
What is a Natural Area Preserve? Established in 1989, Virginia's Natural Area Preserve System protects some of the best examples of natural communities and rare plant and animal habitats in Virginia. The first preserve was dedicated to the syst…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21SB_stuarts-hill_Manassas-VA.html
Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee arrived on this hill late on the morning of August 29, 1862, to lead his reunited army in the Second Battle of Manassas. By the campaign's conclusion, he emerged victorious and seized the opportunity to lead his men …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21LQ_stone-house_Manassas-VA.html
The Stone House at the intersection of the historic Warrenton Turnpike and Manassas-Sudley Road witnessed the shifting tides of battle at First and Second Manassas. Tour the house (open seasonally) and walk to the crest of Buck Hill, on your right…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21LN_flight-from-matthews-hill_Manassas-VA.html
The First Battle of Manassas started on Matthews Hill — the prominent rise one-half mile ahead of you. Thousands of Federals were swiftly advancing in this direction. Confederate Capt. John Imboden rushed four cannon into position near here …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WZC_weems-botts-house-historical_Dumfries-VA.html
Built in 1747, the Weems-Botts House is one of the oldest surviving structures in Dumfries. The smaller, original section of the house comprised two rooms and served as the Quantico Church vestry until the town confiscated it during the American R…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WYB_the-van-pelt-house-historical_Centreville-VA.html
A Native of New Jersey, Abraham Van Pelt arrived in Prince William County in the 1850s. The 70-year-old Van Pelt, accompanied by his wife Jemima and daughter Elizabeth, settled on a 230-acre farm they called "Avon." The farm's location, astride th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WYA_thornberry-house-historical_Manassas-VA.html
Though much changed through the years, the Thornberey House survives as one of three Civil War-era structures in the park. Built in the 1840s it was home to John and Martha Thornberry and their five children. John Thornberry operated a wheelright …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WY9_sudley-springs-historical_Manassas-VA.html
Before being defined as a Battlefield, this landscape existed as the crossroads hamlet of Sudley Springs. Although it consisted of fewer than a dozen households in 1860, three features distinguished Sudley Springs from neighboring communities - a …
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