Town of Occoquan

Town of Occoquan (HM2T)

Location: Occoquan, VA 22125 Prince William County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 41', W 77° 15.577'

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In 1758 when John Ballendine built his dwelling, "Rockledge," at Occoquan, the town began to prosper. By 1765 it was a flourishing industrial settlement with grist mills, foundry, and tobacco warehouses. "Rockledge" and a portion of Merchants (Grist) Mill still stand at the west end of Mill Street.

Occoquan, a strategic point on the river, saw skirmishes during the Civil War. Gen. Wade Hampton headquartered here in 1862 at the Hammill Hotel. The building still stands at the corner of Union and Commerce Streets.
HM NumberHM2T
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: Prince William County Historical Commission series
Marker Number31
Year Placed1989
Placed ByPrince William County Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 6:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 303455 N 4284059
Decimal Degrees38.68333333, -77.25961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 41', W 77° 15.577'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 40' 60.00" N, 77° 15' 34.62" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 205-299 Washington St, Occoquan VA 22125, US
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