Landmarks of old Prince William : a study of origins in northern Virginia (Book, 1964) []
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Landmarks of old Prince William : a study of origins in northern Virginia

Landmarks of old Prince William : a study of origins in northern Virginia

Author: Fairfax Harrison
Publisher: [Berryville, Va.] : [Chesapeake Book., Co.], [1964]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fairfax Harrison
OCLC Number: 175642
Notes: "Here reissued for the first time since its private launching in 1924, was originally printed in a limited edition of approximately one hundred and fifty copies. The author, characteristically enough, did not allow his name to appear on the titlepage."--Introduction
Description: 724 pages : maps, portraits ; 23 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, With an introduction by John Melville Jennings.


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