Brent Town

Brent Town (HM15Z)

Location: Catlett, VA 20119 Fauquier County
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N 38° 35.083', W 77° 36.523'

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In 1687, King James II granted 30,000 acres of land here as a sanctuary for Roman Catholics to George Brent, of Stafford County, and London residents Robert Bristow, Richard Foote, and Nicholas Hayward. Brent established a fortified outpost the next year that overlooked an Indian path later called the Carolina Road; the Indians cut a new path farther west. In 1742, when the Prince William County seat was moved from Woodbridge, Brent Town, as the settlement on the Brent tract was known, was called but rejected as the new site. The exact location of Brent Town is unknown.
HM NumberHM15Z
Marker NumberBX-2
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 6:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 272774 N 4273921
Decimal Degrees38.58471667, -77.60871667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 35.083', W 77° 36.523'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 35' 4.98" N, 77° 36' 31.38" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10755-10847 State Rte 806, Catlett VA 20119, US
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