Franconia (HMCU)

Location: Franconia, VA 22310 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 46.882', W 77° 8.879'

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"Frankhonia Farm" was situated on 191 acres purchased in 1859 by Alexandria merchant and businessman William Fowle from Joseph Broders of Oak Grove Farm. His son, Robert Rollins Fowle, sold 18 acres to the Alexandria & Fredericksburg Railway Company in 1871 for a station, which was named after the farm. The station served as the Garfield Post Office from 1881 to 1890 and again from 1898 to 1907. Initially situated south of Franconia Road near the present day Fleet Drive, the station was relocated after a fire in 1903 to the north side of Franconia Road. Regular service at Franconia Station was discontinued c. 1953.
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: Fairfax County History Commission series
Year Placed2000
Placed ByFairfax County History Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 9:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 313421 N 4294706
Decimal Degrees38.78136667, -77.14798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 46.882', W 77° 8.879'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 46' 52.92" N, 77° 8' 52.74" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6123-6129 VA-644, Franconia VA 22310, US
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