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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1GC1_gen-corcoran_Fairfax-VA.html
General Michael Corcoran died at the W. P. Gunnell House near here on 22 Dec. 1863 after being thrown from a runaway horse on Ox Road, a quarter mile to the south. Corcoran headed all area Washington Defense Department forces at the time. Corcoran…
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The Arlington-Fairfax Line connected Fairfax with Washington D.C. from 1904-1939 and briefly terminated near this location until 1908 when it was extended to the courthouse after the original station was destroyed by fire. The new stop served both…
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Richard Ratcliffe (1752-1825) and wife Locian (1760-1826) are believed to be buried in this family cemetery along with their sons John, Samuel, Robert and Charles, and members of their respective families. Most tombstones found today are traceable…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1FF2_a-tribute-to-the-men-of-fairfax-county_Fairfax-VA.html
Who died in the spirit of Loyalty Served their country in 1917 - The World War - 1918————— Died in Service Thomas L. Brady, James F. Carper, Clarence M. Dawson, William I. Deardorff, Howard Derr, Percy J. Dove. C. Br…
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War DogsAlways Faithful War Dog MonumentGiven to Fairfax CountyVirginiaJune 2011DeployedWorld War IIKorean ConflictVietnam WarGulf WarIraq WarAfghan WarErected by The National War Dogs Monument Inc. - Alan H. Driscoll, Edward Hobbs, Albright Hu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM198E_manassas-gap-railroad_Fairfax-VA.html
Cuts and fills of the Independent Line of the Manassas Gap Railroad are visible along this line and at various places through Fairfax County to Sudley Ford on Bull Run. Running north of the Little River Turnpike from Annandale and along North Stre…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMSY3_fairfax-county-courthouse_Fairfax-VA.html
At different times, Union and Confederate forces occupied the Fairfax County Courthouse at this important crossroads. The flag of each side flew from its cupola during the war, and the building suffered damage.On April 25, 1861, the Fairfax Riflem…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMJNK_fairfax-rosenwald-school_Fairfax-VA.html
The Fairfax Rosenwald School of "Fairfax Colored School" was constructed in 1925-26 on this site. It replaced an earlier African-American school on Main Street east of the Fairfax Cemetery. In 1917, Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears, Roebuck & …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMJ1I_blenheim-house_Fairfax-VA.html
"... a brick building recently erected and fitted up in handsome style..."Richmand Daily Dispatch, August 9, 1861 In 1855, fire consumed an earlier house on this site. Owner Albert Willcoxon had no insurance; so upon finishing this house—a c…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMH5M_dairy-barn-complex_Fairfax-VA.html
"The outlook for agriculture in Fairfax is dismal."County Agent R.B. Davis, Jr., 1946 Why was Davis so pessimistic? As he wrote, Blenheim owner Marguerite "Daisy" Duras's diary cows were setting production records. Just seven years earlier in 1939…
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