"At the Point of Rock"

"At the Point of Rock" (HM30M)

Location: Woodbridge, VA 22191 Prince William County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 35.488', W 77° 14.823'

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"At the point of rock," the translation of the American Indian word Neabsco, describes clearly the high bluff of land in front of you known as Freestone Point. The location of Freestone Point is indicated on maps from the 18th Century and was an important landmark to river pilots when navigating the Potomac.

Freestone Point was actively quarried during colonial times. The sandstone was easily cut and transported by boat long the river. The abundant supply of inexpensive building material available at this site led early colonists to perceive it as almost "free stone." Sandstone quarried from the point was used as the foundation material for the manor house and other buildings of Henry Lee and his wife Lucy Grymes Lee when they settled here and established the Leesylvania Plantation around 1750.
HM NumberHM30M
Placed ByLeesylvania State Park
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 7:58pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 304298 N 4273837
Decimal Degrees38.59146667, -77.24705000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 35.488', W 77° 14.823'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 35' 29.28" N, 77° 14' 49.38" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4501-4571 Wood's Trail, Woodbridge VA 22191, US
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