Historic Occoquan, Virginia

 

All of these have been added to Markeroni.

There is a free wireless movement in the town.

Northwest part of Mill St:

 

Southeast part of Mill St & Rest of Town:

 

All the snarfs in the town are easily walkable in an hour or two at a leisurely pace. There are also some fantastic places to eat and shop so explore the whole town while you’re there!

Route suggestions: drive into town and park at the end of Mill Street by Marker #17, the museum. The museum makes a great place to start your snarfari because they have plenty of maps and historical info. Another good option is to park on the opposite side of Mill Street because Marker #8 is next to the town’s visitor’s center. You can also do as I did and park on Commerce Street near Markers #2-4 then circle back. Many of the businesses on the streets have an Occoquan Shopping & Dining Guide which has a map of the town and a list of historic buildings. So wherever you start, you can be well-informed about what you’re snarfing.

 

 

1.       Methodist Church – black and gold town marker
Occoquan Historic District- Virginia Historic Landmark Register- plaque on a rock by the church

 

2.      Commerce Street – black and gold town marker  

 

3.      Odd Fellows Hall – black and gold town marker

 

4.      Old Hammill Hotel – black and gold town marker

 

5.      Lest We Forget – black plaques on 204 Mill Street, flagpole/white building 

 

6.      Occoquan Wharves  – black and gold town marker
In front of Mamie Davis Park on the waterfront

 

7.      1804 Boundary Stone – black and gold town marker
Right on the waterfront by the docks.

 

8.     1804 Occoquan Town Plat – black and gold town marker 
By the visitor’s information center.

 

9.      Town of Occoquan-white marker with crest at top (Prince William County Historical Commission)

 

10.  Ogle Harris’ Store  – black and gold town marker

 

11.   Ebenezer Baptist Church  – black and gold town marker

 

12.  Occoquan River Bridges  – black and gold town marker
Note: I was unable to find this marker. I suspect it once stood on ground which is now gated off/out of bounds.

 

13.  The Dogue Indians  – black and gold town marker

 

14.  Town of Occoquan – white marker with X at top  (Prince William County Historical Commission)

 

15.   Historic Occoquan - Center for the Processing of Grain – green and yellow table sign by Town of Occoquan marker (14)

 

16.  Gettysburg Campaign: Occoquan - Bridge Between North and South – Civil War Trail table sign by Town of Occoquan marker (14)

 

17.   Ellicott’s Mill – black and gold town marker outside the museum
Mill House Museum- an old mill turned into a free museum

 

18.  Rockledge – black and gold town marker
Rockledge manor house can be viewed on the hill above the marker. There is a lovely old gate, a carriage house, and a main house

 

19.  Mill Street – black and gold town marker