Fairfax County History Commission Historical Roadside Marker
Hunter Mill Road
Marker Text: Considered to be a main north/south route from Fairfax Court House, Hunter Mill Road served as a key passageway for Union and Confederate traffic during the Civil War. The road was used to travel to and from the great battles of First and Second Manassass, the Peninsula Campaign, Antietam, and Gettysburg. Farm families sympathetic to Union and Confederate forces contributed to great tension in the area. The corridor provided an abundance of water and rich farmland for foraging, which were essential to support the movement and encampment of armies and cavalry. The devastating damage from foraging by both armies lingered for decades.
Date Installed: July 28, 2010
Marker Credits: Funded by the Hunter Mill Road Defense League and the History Commission.
Marker Location: Oakton. On the east side of Hunter Mill Road/Route 674 just south of the entrance to Oakton Community Park. In front of 2849 Hunter Mill Road.