Government Island Historical

Government Island Historical (HM1WV8)

Location: Stafford, VA 22554 Stafford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 26.817', W 77° 23.282'

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Utilized by Native Americans for millennia, and purchased by the federal government in 1791, Government Island's unique stone was used in the original construction of both the U.S. Capital and the White House. Aquia sandstone from this quarry was favored for its bright color, fine-grained quality and for ease in intricate carving. George mason and George Washington were two of the quarry's most prominent clients. Government Island sandstone was also used for door and window trim, foundations, grave markers, churches, plantation homes, and other prominent buildings.

Government Island, now a Stafford County park, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register.

This scenic heritage park and trail was made possible through the cooperation and efforts of many individuals and organizations.
HM NumberHM1WV8
Year Placed2010
Placed ByStafford County, Virginia
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 291602 N 4258108
Decimal Degrees38.44695000, -77.38803333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 26.817', W 77° 23.282'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 26' 49.02" N, 77° 23' 16.92" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 167 Starboard Cove, Stafford VA 22554, US
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