Washington's First Journey to the Frontier

Washington's First Journey to the Frontier (HMVE)

Location: Woodbridge, VA 22192 Prince William County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 40.491', W 77° 16.87'

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On March 11, 1748, George Washington and George William Fairfax crossed the Occoquan above the falls near here - Washington to enter the service of Lord Fairfax, and Lord Fairfax to meet his constituents in Frederick County. They traveled by horseback on an unmarked route roughly paralleling the Davis Ford-Minnieville corridor to the Court House near Independent Hill. By evening they reached Neavil's Ordinary on the south fork of the Dumfries Road, 40 miles from Ft. Belvoir, the starting point.
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: Prince William County Historical Commission series
Marker Number29
Year Placed1984
Placed ByPrince William County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 6:18pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 301557 N 4283164
Decimal Degrees38.67485000, -77.28116667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 40.491', W 77° 16.87'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 40' 29.46" N, 77° 16' 52.20" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12830 Harbor Dr, Woodbridge VA 22192, US
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