Bailey's Crossroads

Bailey's Crossroads (HM3QQ)

Location: Falls Church, VA 22041 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 51.246', W 77° 7.781'

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In 1837 Hachaliah Bailey (1774-1845) from Westchester County, New York, purchased 526 acres in the northeast quadrant formed by the intersection of Leesburg and Columbia Pikes. Here he built his home, known as "Moray," which was destroyed by fire in 1942. Before moving to Fairfax County Bailey operated a traveling "menagerie" of elephants. His son, Lewis Bailey (1795-1870), introduced the canvas circus tent to the world and owned a traveling circus before settling on this land that he farmed after 1840. During the Civil War Union officers and their families boarded at Moray. All that remains of the original estate is Moray Lane, which led directly to the house.
HM NumberHM3QQ
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: Fairfax County History Commission series
Year Placed2000
Placed ByFairfax County History Commission
Marker Condition
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 6:03am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] GURUX2  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 315199 N 4302741
Decimal Degrees38.85410000, -77.12968333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.246', W 77° 7.781'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 14.76" N, 77° 7' 46.86" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church VA 22041, US
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I Saw The Marker

Maker condition is good. It's in the far corner of the shopping area by the Old Navy store and next to a gazebo.

Aug 12, 2016 at 1:12pm PDT by gurux2

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