Fairfax County History Commission Historical Roadside Marker

Prices Ordinary

Marker Text:
At the intersection of Backlick and Braddock Roads stood Price's Ordinary, established by David Price about 1773 and remaining in operation until 1802. Price's offered refreshment and shelter for travelers and a common meeting place for local residents. Here, on 2 October 1787, 29 freeholders unanimously approved the newly proposed Federal Constitution and resolved, in part, that: “We, the Freeholders of the County of Fairfax, conceiving that the Peace, Security and Prosperity of the State of Virginia and the United States of America in general, do depend on the speedy Adoption of the system of Government recommended by the late General Convention of the United States . . . ”

Date Installed:
December 22, 1999

Marker Credits:
Funded by the Fairfax County History Commission

Marker Location: Annandale. At the northeast corner of the intersection of Braddock Road/Route 620 and Backlick Road/Route 617. At the southwest corner of the PNC bank parking lot, northeast of the sidewalk.

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Prices Ordinary





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