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During the Civil War, the Orange & Alexandria Railroad was strategically important to both the Union and the Confederate armies. Sangster's Station, located 1-3/4 miles to your right where Colchester Road crosses under the railroad tracks, was the…
"From a pin to a plow" was the Buckley Brothers' motto for their general store which was the largest store between Alexandria and Front Royal at one time. Since the Clifton School did not own a scale, the scales in the store were used to…
Placed by Providence Chapter, NSDAR. 1985
Site of Payne's Church
Church of England.....
Tazewell County Va.
Area 531 Square Miles
Formed in 1799 from Russell and Wythe, and named for Henry Tazewell, United States Senator, 1794-1799. Beautiful Burk's Garden is in this county.
General George C.
Has Been Designated a
National Historic Landmark
This House Possesses National Significance
In Commemorating the History of the
United States of America
National Park Service
The Aldie Mill
A working Gristmill - 1796 - 1971
Charles Fenton Mercer - Owner
Statesman - Educator
Mt. Vernon-Ketoctin Chapters NSDAR
Dedicated - October 8, 1971
"Their Bodies are buried in Peace
But their name liveth for evermore"
1917 † 1918
Russell T. Beatty, Corp. † Frank Hough, Lt.
Charles A. Bell, Pvt. † Alexander Pope Humphrey, Pvt.
Charles E. Clyburn, Pvt. † Robert A. …
Born free in Norfolk in 1823, Mary Peake devoted herself to the education of African Americans. About 1850, she founded the Daughters of Zion to aid the poor and the sick. A seamstress by day, Peake violated state law to teach her fellow blacks at…
George Fox, founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), visited this area in 1672 during a missionary journey to Virginia and North Carolina. His visit encouraged Friends who had settled nearby and led to the organization of Somerton Fr…
(seal) Consolidation of Newport News Virginia, 1958
Near this site on July 1, 1958, Mrs. Philip W. Hiden and Mrs. Homer L. Ferguson, assisted by Shipyard Board Chairman J. B. Woodward, Jr., cut the ribbon marking the consolidation of the cities…