Ratcliffe Cemetery

Ratcliffe Cemetery (HM1GBR)

Location: Fairfax, VA 22030
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 50.99', W 77° 18.798'

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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 to the families of Robert and Samuel who remain in the area. Charles inherited Mount Vineyard from his father in 1825 and retained ownership of the two-acre cemetery when selling it to his brother-in-law George Gunnell in 1827.
Year Placed2011
Placed ByCity of Fairfax—Historic Fairfax City Inc
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 12:42pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 299252 N 4302655
Decimal Degrees38.84983333, -77.31330000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 50.99', W 77° 18.798'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 50' 59.4" N, 77° 18' 47.88" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)703, 571
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10611 Moore St, Fairfax VA 22030, US
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I Saw The Marker

The marker is well placed, easy to find (right alongside Moore Street) but it suggests there are tombstones in the 2 acre family cemetery. I couldn't find any, with the possible exception of one gray stone marker, broken in half but devoid of any discernible writing. There are numerous hollows in the very flat ground suggesting numerous burials. I seem to recall information that Union solders garrisoning Fairfax Courthouse were buried here during the Civil War.

There is a nice easy path from the sign to the other side of the cemetery on Oliver Street.

Apr 1, 2019 at 11:46am PDT by kerseylaw

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