Government Island OrientationWelcome to Government Island. This 17-acre historic site is an early American quarry originally named Brent's Island or Wiggington's Island. As early as 1694, stone was quarried from this site for use as architectural trim in Colonial America. The quarry's fine-grained sandstone was called Aquia (ah qui' ah) stone, due to its location along the Aquia Creek, or freestone, for its ability to be freely carved without splitting. The stone was a desirable building material for its composition as well as its beautiful white color.
|Placed By||Tourism and Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, Stafford County, Va|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 5:19pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 291600 N 4258115|
|Decimal Degrees||38.44701667, -77.38805000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 26.821', W 77° 23.283'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 26' 49.26" N, 77° 23' 16.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||540, 703, 202|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 167 Starboard Cove, Stafford VA 22554, US|
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