Springfield, Virginia


All of these are located in places easy to snarf & park.

All of these have been added to Markeroni.




Markers 1-4 are at Lake Accotink Park. Thereís a brown sign by one entrance announcing historical markers ahead. Itís easiest to enter at Highland St., bear left into the park, and continue on down the Service Rd. As of July 2009, there will be a charge for everyone entering the park (more for people who do not live in the county). Markers 1 and both 2s are located at the edge of a huge parking lot.


1. The Origins of Lake Accotink- big sign with history

Lat 38.7931††† Long -77.21794

Marker is on Accotink Park Road east of Southern Drive, on the right when traveling west. From Backlick Road, take Highland Street west to Accotink Park (follow the signs).


2. The Orange and Alexandria Railroad Trestle- Fairfax County marker

Lat 38.79254167†††††† Long -77.21778056 †

Marker is on Accotink Park Road, on the left when traveling east.


2. Orange and Alexandria RR- Civil War Trail table

Lat 38.79254167†††††† Long -77.21778056 †

Marker is on Accotink Park Road, on the left when traveling east.


3. The Civilian Conservation Corps- Fairfax County marker

Lat 38.7899††† Long -77.2121 ††††††††

Marker is on Accotink Park Road near Southern Drive, on the left when traveling west.

The road at the intersection where this marker is located leads to the info/visitorís center for the park. Plenty of parking.


4. Orange and Alexandria Railroad- BW-4 state marker

Lat 38.7918††† Long -77.2059

Marker is at the intersection of Accotink Park Road and Southern Drive on Accotink Park Road.

Be careful when parking since this is at the entrance/exit to the park itself. Pull to the side so you donít block anyone.






5. Springfield Station- Fairfax County marker

Lat 38.796223 Long -77.184738

Marker is on Hechinger Drive near Backlick Road, on the left when traveling east.

Since this is at the VRE train station, there is plenty of free parking right there at the marker.






6. Ravensworth- T-42 state marker

Lat 38.809667 Long -77.221184

Port Royal Road is on the west side of the intersection of Braddock Road and the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495).

Since this is down Port Royal Road, on the edge of a shopping center, there is plenty of parking at the marker.






7. Keeneís Mill- Fairfax County marker

Lat 38.774801 Long -77.249409

Marker is on Huntsman Boulevard north of Old Keene Mill Road, on the right when traveling north into the townhouse development.

Parking is for residents only and the road in the housing development has no shoulder to pull off on. However, you should be able to park in a space visible from the marker, walk to the snarf, and get back in the space of a few minutes so there should be no danger of being towed.

Sources used: Markeroni, HMDB, Google Maps