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Fairfax Stone State Park

1584 Blackwater Lodge Road, Davis, WV 26260
+1 304-259-5216
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historical place

I have gone here a few times. If you like history it is really neat to go see. Not much there... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Justin S
A Very Significant Site

It was a day calling for a drive into the country to enjoy the mountains. I decided it was the day... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Front Royal, Virginia
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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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  • Average49%
  • Poor9%
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1584 Blackwater Lodge Road, Davis, WV 26260
+1 304-259-5216
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

I have gone here a few times. If you like history it is really neat to go see. Not much there really. But is worth the drive. Only a mile or so from the main road US 219.

Thank Justin S
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

It was a day calling for a drive into the country to enjoy the mountains. I decided it was the day to visit the Fairfax Stone. The location of this intermittent spring, the northern most of the Potomac River, and its impact was the cause...More

1  Thank 882Traveler
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The years 1736 – 1746 were important for the emerging nation. The Fairfax Stone Historical Monument State Park honors the history of the 13 Colonies. In October 1746, an official survey determined and boundaries of a Maryland and Virginia. The Fairfax Stone was placed at...More

Thank SavantIII_11
Reviewed 23 August 2017

i would by no means drive much out your way to visit this place, but if in the area, definitely stop by. It is cool, not much there, but still cool.

Thank Gus K
Reviewed 6 August 2017

It is literally a plaque mounted to a rock. It is a cool piece of history to experience, especially if you're in the area visiting other state parks or just like a little history!

Thank Connie F
Reviewed 9 July 2017

It is a bumpy ride to get there, and all there is a stone wall, a plaque and the beginning of the Potomac, which is neat to see but not really that impressive...

Thank hagemannj
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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

Thank Dean S
Reviewed 19 May 2017

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...More

2  Thank Broderipii
Reviewed 4 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...More

2  Thank Paul N
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.

1  Thank Clark D
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