The Guinea Road Cemetery Reinterment

The Guinea Road Cemetery Reinterment (HM3MJ)

Location: Annandale, VA 22003 Fairfax County
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N 38° 50.297', W 77° 14.251'

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Virginia aristocrat William Fitzhugh was granted 21,996 acres in 1694: The Ravensworth tract, which was divided into northern and southern halves in 1701 and subsequently subdivided among Fitzhugh heirs throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. The cemetery located at Guinea Road and Little River Turnpike (Route 236) was part of the northern half of the original tract. The community of Ilda grew around this cemetery in the late 19th century. Families of local tenant farmers, African American slaves and Freedmen are believed to have been buried at the Guinea Road Cemetery. The remains were reinterred at this site by the Virginia Department of Transportation in 2006.
HM NumberHM3MJ
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: Fairfax County History Commission series
Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe Fairfax County History Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 6:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 305798 N 4301209
Decimal Degrees38.83828333, -77.23751667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 50.297', W 77° 14.251'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 50' 17.82" N, 77° 14' 15.06" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8500 Woodbine Ln, Annandale VA 22003, US
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