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Fairfax Stone Historical Monument Park

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Address: Davis, WV
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In the 1700s, the stone was engraved and placed at what is known to be the...

In the 1700s, the stone was engraved and placed at what is known to be the source of the Potomac River.

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Fairfax Stone

There really isn't much to see here. However, knowing a bit of the history does make it a bit more worthwhile. Lord Fairfax was granted a charter to the lands between the Potomac... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Broderipii
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Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania
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Bunker Hill, United States
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Terrible roads! Nothing there! A rock with a plaque on it. Not even the original stone. Just not worth the effort.

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Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There really isn't much to see here. However, knowing a bit of the history does make it a bit more worthwhile. Lord Fairfax was granted a charter to the lands between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers. In 1746 a survey was made that connected the headwaters of the two rivers. The original Fairfax Stone was laid at that time. The... More 

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Thank Broderipii
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I visited the Fairfax Stone by accident. In West Virginia for a wedding, companion Katie and I decided to visit Maryland just to say we've been there. Well...On the way to Maryland on Hwy. 209, we came across a sign, Fairfax Stone 2 miles. We went right by the sign but decided to go back for a look. We found... More 

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Thank Paul N
Ranson, West Virginia
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Fairfax Stone is perhaps the smallest state park in West Virginia. It's a little off the beaten path but has significant and Interesting history in the setting of boundaries between Virginia, Maryland, and eventually West Virginia Go see.

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Thank Clark D
Centerville, Ohio
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Seems that all Mountaineers shouldvisit the Fairfax Stone. This smallpark offers hugeVA/WVhistory. From aspring emerges themighty Potomac. Montani Semper Liberi

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Thank SavantIII_11
Ohio
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Stopped at Fairfax Stone Historical Monument on a whim. It's an interesting bit of history if you have time. A little time consuming to get to and "off the beaten path". I wouldn't suggest ladies traveling alone risk the secluded area. I tiny dribble of a spring is reported to be the "head spring of the Potomac River". (OK, if... More 

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Thank FatmanRob
Beverly Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Everywhere I went in West Virginia was unexpected beauty This Museum was closed however we could all around the grounds and look,at the supreme beauty of of everything I the area. We did come back whe it was open and it was worth the double trip

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Huntington, West Virginia
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

My wife and I went with our 5 month old when we were headed to Maryland after leaving Blackwater Falls and I saw the sign for the attraction, we just had to see what it was about. From when you first saw the sign for the attraction, it was maybe about another 5 mile drive and then you come to... More 

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Marion
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

The Fairfax Stone is two miles off route 219. The road is narrow but paved and in decent condition. However, i was a little concerned when I drove a half mile and then faced a right turn at a sign directing me to the "Fairfax Stone two miles." Had it moved? Was the distance measured wrong from the highway or... More 

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Pittsburgh
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

Not very exciting to see even if your a history buff. It's a rock with a plaque, and a small stone marker. Small picnic place but no hiking trails. Our thoughts were "that's it?"

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