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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMH5M_dairy-barn-complex_Fairfax-VA.html
"The outlook for agriculture in Fairfax is dismal."County Agent R.B. Davis, Jr., 1946 Why was Davis so pessimistic? As he wrote, Blenheim owner Marguerite "Daisy" Duras's diary cows were setting production records. Just seven years earlier in 1939…
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A family farm, a Civil War encampment site, and a country home, Historic Blenheim now welcomes visitors to explore its landscape and many stories. Over 200 years ago, family patriarch Rezin Willcoxon moved here from Prince Georges County, Maryl…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HME5C_first-confederate-officer-killed_Fairfax-VA.html
In the early morning hours of 1 June 1861, a detachment of Co. B, Second Cavalry, entered the Town of Fairfax Court House and engaged the Warrenton Rifles in the first land conflict of organized military units in the Civil War. The skirmish result…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMDWB_blenheim-willcoxon-farm_Fairfax-VA.html
Blenheim, built for Albert and Mary Willcoxon about 1859, contains some of the nation's best-preserved Civil War soldier writings. More than 110 identified Union soldiers, representing units from New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, West V…
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Old Town FairfaxPozer Garden honors Kitty Barrett Pozer, who owned the adjacent historic Ratcliffe-Allison House from 1927 until she bequeathed it to the City at her death in 1981. Mrs. Pozer had a lifelong interest in horticulture and was the Was…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM55U_draper-house_Fairfax-VA.html
Built by Dr. Simeon and Catherine (Wilkinson) Draper on a lot leased from town founder Richard Ratcliffe, this is the second oldest home still standing in the Old Town Fairfax Historic District. Catherine's sister was Matilda Wilkinson, the daught…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM4C6_old-fairfax-high-school_Fairfax-VA.html
This building opened in 1935 as the first 4-year "Fairfax High School," becoming the largest consolidated high school in the county as the Oakton and Clifton High Schools were closed. It closed in 1972 when the new school opened on Old Lee Highway…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM4C4_richard-ratcliffes-mount-vinyard-plantation_Fairfax-VA.html
On the knoll 70 yards NE of this marker, stood the home of Richard Ratcliffe (1751-1825). The mansion was on his 600-acre "Mount Vineyard," part of a 1714 land grant of 1,930 acres to George Mason II. In 1798 Ratcliffe donated 4 acres to the east …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM4C3_birthplace-of-the-confederate-battle-flag_Fairfax-VA.html
During the First Battle of Manassas, amid the smoke of combat, troops found it difficult to distinguish between Union and Confederate flags. Generals P.G.T. Beauregard, Joseph E. Johnston and Quartermaster General William L. Cabell met near here i…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM3S0_ford-building_Fairfax-VA.html
Built c.1835Old Town FairfaxThis was the home of Antonia Ford, imprisoned as a spy following Ranger Mosby's night capture of the local Union commander, Brig. Gen. Edwin H. Stoughton, March 9, 1863. A search of the house had revealed an honorary ai…
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