Landmarks of old Prince William : a study of origins in northern Virginia (Book, 1987) [WorldCat.org]
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Landmarks of old Prince William : a study of origins in northern Virginia

Author: Fairfax Harrison
Publisher: Baltimore : Gateway Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2nd reprint edView all editions and formats
Summary:
The old Prince William County covered the modern counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, and the independent city of Alexandria. This area was also known as the Northern Neck of Virginia.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fairfax Harrison
OCLC Number: 17509051
Notes: "Publication sponsored by the Prince William County Historical Commission."
Reprint. Originally published: Richmond : Old Dominion Press, 1924.
Description: 2 volumes in 1 (724 pages, 22 unnumbered leaves of plates) : maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One, The Indian Frontier: The Unfolding of the Wilderness --
The Planting of the Northern Neck --
"The Country call'd there the Doages" --
"The Petomack ffreshes above Piscataway" --
The Susquehannock War --
Virginia's Contact with the Long House --
The Migration of the Piscataways --
Part Two, The Pioneers on the Potomac: Chotank --
Bacon's Rebellion in Stafford --
Parson Waugh's Tumult --
Thomas Lee at the Falls --
When the Convicts Came --
Part Three, The Seating of the Piedmont: Brent Town, Ravensworth and the Huguenots --
The Elk Marsh --
Germantown --
Spotswood opens the Door --
The Scotch-Irish --
The Barrier of the "Manors" --
The White Plains --
The Cacoctin Borderland --
Part Four, The Political Pedigree: The Parishes and their Churches --
The Counties and their Court Houses --
Part Five, The Commercial Development: The Paper Towns --
The Scots Merchants at Dumfries --
Alexandria and the Flour Trade --
The Industries on the Occoquan --
Part Six, The Highways: The Old Roads and the Ordinaries --
"The King's Highway" --
The Failure of the Waterways --
The Turnpikes --
The Railroads --
Part Seven, Appendix: The Maps and the Map Makers --
The County Names --
The Founders of the Towns --
The Manuscript Source Records --
Index of Places and Subjects --
Index of Names.
Responsibility: by Fairfax Harrison.

Abstract:

The old Prince William County covered the modern counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, and the independent city of Alexandria. This area was also known as the Northern Neck of Virginia.

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