Fairfax County History Commission Historical Roadside Marker


Newington

NewingtonMarker Text: Newington was the name given to the second Truro Parish Glebe House completed in 1760 after it became the private residence of Richard and Sarah McCarty Chichester after 1767. The William Nevitt family acquired the house and 1000 acre tract in 1828 and occupied the house until it burned in 1875. In April 1872, the Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railroad, originally built on Cinder Bed Road, opened the Long Branch Station on Nevitt property. By 1918 the station, renamed Accotink, was linked by a spur to Camp Humphreys, later renamed Fort Belvoir, to transport troops during World War I. In 1971 the station, last known as Newington, was closed.

Date Installed: April 13, 2005

Marker Credits: Primarily funded by the Tavares Concrete Company, with additional funds provided by the History Commission due to a price increase.

Marker Location: Lorton. On Newington Road west of Telegraph Road/Route 611. At the entrance to Levelle W. Dupell Park at 6812 Newington Road.

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