Stafford Co. Tri-Centennial - Stafford, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme
N 38° 25.342 W 077° 24.506
18S E 289750 N 4255426
Quick Description: A time capsule buried during Stafford County's tricentennial will be opened on its 400th birthday.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 6/1/2011 6:41:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMBM9N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 10

Long Description:
A buried time capsule lies in the lawn to the right of the sidewalk that leads to the front portal of the Stafford County CourthouseClick for related waymark to open in new window in Virginia. The plaque reads:

STAFFORD CO. TRI-CENTENNIAL
AUGUST 7, 1964
IN CELEBRATION OF ITS 300TH BIRTHDAY, HERE IS
BURIED A CAPSULE BY ORDER OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT. TO BE OPENED ON AUGUST 7, 2064.
PRESENTED BY THE STAFFORD COUNTY LIONS CLUB
AND
STAFFORD COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Stafford County was born in 1664. As settlements grew around Aquia Creek and Potomac Creek in Virginia, a new county was established. It was named after Staffordshire in the home country of England. Stafford's plantations, iron works, and mills were major suppliers to England in pre-Revolutionary times. Stafford County was the boyhood home of George Washington and a major encampment for the Union during the Civil War.

On August 1-8, 1964, Stafford celebrated its tricentennial anniversary during which time the capsule was buried to be opened on Stafford's quadricentennial birthday.

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