Stafford, VirginiaDuring the Civil War, a railroad station stood on this site. The station consisted of a warehouse, a platform, quartermaster tents, and several sidings. Trains arrived and departed on the hour traveling to and from Aquia Landing. The station witnessed distinguished visitors like President and Mrs. Lincoln, Clara Barton, and Walt Whitman. In 1862, many (10,000 - 12,000) escaped slaves traveled from here to Aquia Landing and freedom.
|Placed By||Stafford County|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 12:47am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 286223 N 4243082|
|Decimal Degrees||38.31038333, -77.44505000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 18.623', W 77° 26.703'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 18' 37.38" N, 77° 26' 42.18" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 21 Cool Springs Road, Fredericksburg VA 22405, US|
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