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You see them everywhere - on the sides of buildings, at waysides, bolted to rocks - signs that commemorate the history of an area. WARNING: There are already many historic marker categories restricted to geographic areas, particular subjects, or official lists. If the marker you are trying to waymark fits in one of the existing categories, it is NOT allowed here. This category was conceived to fill the gaps these other categories miss. Click on "show additional information" before posting.
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Seasonal Encampments for river fishing were set up at this place the Native Americans called Yosocomico, meaning “within the enclosure”. These temporary villages were situated on the shoreline at good fishing spots.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/5/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryMill Wheel - Woodbridge VA

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This mill wheel most likely came from the Taylor Family Foundry and Mill operations (1730-1830) located in Prince William County. Henry Lee II along with his wife Lucy Grymes Lee occupied Leesylvania Plantation from 1753-1792.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/24/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistorySwimming in Bounty Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail - Woodbridge, VA

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When John Smith and his crew reached the Potomac River in July 1608, they were amazed by the abundance of fish, having seen “neither better fish, more plenty, nor more variety” anywhere.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 1/27/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Freestone Fisheries - Woodbridge VA

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The Freestone Fisheries played an important role in Leesylvania’s past. Their successful operation, given the plentiful numbers of fish in the Potomac, provided a significant income to the successive proprietors of the Leesylvania estate.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/5/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryWilliams Ordinary, Colonial Dumfries, VA

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The term "ordinary" was common in Europe and early America for an Inn.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/24/2011

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryPrince Willaim County Court House Dumfries ~ 1760-1822

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A unique brass marker located near the site of the third Prince Willima County, VA Court House.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/24/2011

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryRich Resources Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail - Marbury, MD

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John Smith and his crew spent a month exploring the Potomac River in 1608, during the first voyage through the region. Smith mapped the town of Pamacocack at the mouth of the Mattawoman Creek.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/19/2020

last visited: never

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Prince William Historical Commission sign dated 1978. Corner of Cardinal Drive and Minnieville Road, Woodbridge, VA

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/26/2009

last visited: never

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John Ballendine built this finely proportioned Georgian House, “Rockledge,” in c. 1760. William Buckland, a premier colonial Chesapeake architect, reportedly designed it.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryAd Maiorem Dei Gloriam: The Spanish Jesuit Missionaries, 1570 - Stafford VA

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A plaque in memory of the Jesuits from Spain who were massacred in Virginia is near an old historic cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/13/2010

last visited: never

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A sign at the location of an old wharf on Government Island on Aquia Creek in Stafford, VA. explains how the stone from the quarry on the peninsula was shipped upriver to Washington, D.C. during the turn of the 19th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/7/2011

last visited: 10/20/2012

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A sign at the remnant of a quarry on historic Government Island on Aquia Creek in Stafford, VA. explains the techniques and tools used during turn of the 19th century operations.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/7/2011

last visited: 10/20/2012

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Signs of HistoryIsland Ownership ~ Government Island, Stafford, VA

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One of several signs discribing the history of Government island.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/18/2011

last visited: 8/6/2011

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Two signs on the boardwalk to Government Island tell of how and why a quarry on the island was chosen for the building of the nation's capital and other historical uses for the sandstone.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/8/2011

last visited: 1/18/2012

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Native American tribes inhabited this peninsula on Aquia Creek in VA years before the first English settlers arrived.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/10/2011

last visited: 10/20/2012

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This sign of history describes George Washington's Slaves that toiled in the farms and fields.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/24/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryA Cobble Quarry - Mount Vernon, VA, USA

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The site of the former Cobble Quarry is located along the Forest Trail at the Mount Vernon Estate.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/18/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryCattle - Mount Vernon, VA, USA

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George Washington raised cattle - pretty amazing!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/24/2020

last visited: never

Image for Cherished Homeland Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail - Accokeek, MDview gallery

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Signs of HistoryCherished Homeland Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail - Accokeek, MD

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This place has been the heart of the Piscataway people’s homeland for many centuries. Their leader’s town, Moyaone, was located here when John Smith and his crew visited in June 1608.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/19/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryJohn Smith Explores the Chesapeake Captain John Smith National Historic Trail - Accokeek, MD

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Captain John Smith explored the Chesapeake Bay in the early 1600s seeking precious metals and a passage to Asia. He traveled the James, Chickahominy, and York rivers in 1607, and led two major expeditions from Jamestown in 1608.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/19/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Robertson Quarry, Stafford, VA

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The site of a 1800s quarry that supplied Aquia Sandstone for buildings in Washington, DC and the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/12/2009

last visited: 3/24/2011

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Signs of HistoryTrail To Freedom - Aquia Landing VA

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Three historical markers stand at Aquia Landing which was a gateway for slaves on the Trail to Freedom.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 2/23/2011

last visited: never

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When John Smith and his crew explored the Potomac River in 1608, they were looking for a passageway to the Pacific and for precious metals. They heard about a black ore with silvery glitters, which they hoped contained silver.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 1/21/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryFirst Catholic Church In Virginia, A.D. 1795

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Bronze tablet mounted to a stone from the construction of the C&O canal commemorating the first Catholic church built in Virginia. Located just outside of the Western fence line of the St Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek

location: Virginia

date approved: 4/12/2010

last visited: 12/27/2015

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Signs of HistoryThe Jones Point Lighthouse - Alexandria, VA

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One of many historical markers in Jones Point Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 12/31/2014

last visited: 10/6/2018

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