Department of Planning and Development

Fairfax County, Virginia

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TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Tracy Strunk,

Virginia Historical Highway Markers

The Virginia Historical Highway Marker Program is the oldest such program in the nation, beginning in 1927.  More than 2,200 markers, with texts of black lettering against a silver background and a distinctive shape, are erected in Virginia to commemorate people, places, or events of regional, statewide or national significance Virginia Department of Historic Resources manages the highway markers. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) retains primary responsibility for installing new markers and maintaining existing ones.  Over fifty of these historical markers commemorate people, places, or events of regional, statewide or national significance in Fairfax County.

Highway Marker Listing

The list below includes each Marker's name, text, year erected, location and a link to a locator map/street view.  Click on a marker below to expand.


Action at Dranesville

Battle of Ox Hill (Chantilly)


Birthplace of Fitzhugh Lee

Bull Run Battlefields

Burke Station

Burke's Station Raid

Campaign of Second Manassas

Cavalry Engagement Near Hunter's Mill


Colonial Fort

Colonel John Singleton Mosby

Confederate Defenses


Defenses of Washington

Devereux Station

Doeg Indians

Fairfax Nike Missile Site


Fields of Fire

First Battle of Manassas

First Battle of Manassas--Panic at Cub Creek Bridge

Fort Belvoir

Fort Buffalo

Fort Lyon

Frying Pan Meeting House

Great Falls Nike Missile Site

Gum Springs

Gunston Hall



Indian Attack

J. E. B. Stuart at Munson's Hill

Langley Fork

Laura Ratcliffe

Little Hunting Creek

Lewis Chapel/Cranford Memorial Methodist Church

Lincoln Reviews Troops at Bailey's Crossroads

Lorton Nike Missile Site

Maryland (Antietam/Sharpsburg) Campaign

Mason's Hill

Military Railroad Terminus

Mosby's Rock


Occoquan Workhouse

Old Road to the West

Old Telegraph Line

Orange and Alexandria Railroad

Pohick Church


Reston - a "New Town"

Second Battle of Manassas

Sharpsburg (Antietam) Campaign

Silas Burke House

The Stone Bridge

Sully Plantation

U.S. Army Map Service


Fairfax Virtual Assistant