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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26LR_in-memory-of-those-lost-in-world-war-ii-a-war-memorial_Herndon-VA.html
In memory of those lost in World War II The Home Interest Garden Club 1950
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26LE_herndon-a-summer-resort_Herndon-VA.html
Around the turn of the 19th century, Herndon became a popular summer destination for those looking for a change of pace from Washington D.C. An hour ride by train provided a convenient option for visitors to enjoy the Virginia countryside in Hernd…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26LD_this-is-w-od-trail-herndon_Herndon-VA.html
(front side, left panel) This is W&OD Trail: Herndon! The 100-ft wide W&OD has been called "the skinniest park" in Virginia. But it is also one of the longest parks, 45 miles of paved trail for walking, running, cycling and skating and more. B…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26LC_herndon-town-square_Herndon-VA.html
Lynn Street and Station Street developed in the mid-19th century as Herndon's center of activity and commerce. Proximity to the railroad depot and daily visitor, farmer, resident, and commuter traffic made this area convenient for business. At the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26JL_mosbys-raid_Herndon-VA.html
On March 17, 1863, "The Grey Ghost," Captain John Singleton Mosby, and his band of Confederate Rangers of the 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, conducted a surprise daytime attack near Herndon's railroad station. Mosby's Rangers captured Union sol…
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 …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1D3Z_battle-of-dranesville_Herndon-VA.html
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…
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