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Fairfax Stone Historical Monument Park

Davis, WV
+1 304-259-5216
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Historical monument

It is literally a plaque mounted to a rock. It is a cool piece of history to experience... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Connie F
Not much to see

It is a bumpy ride to get there, and all there is a stone wall, a plaque and the beginning of the... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
hagemannj
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Laurel, Maryland
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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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  • Very good6%
  • Average54%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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+1 304-259-5216
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 5 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
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Seems that all Mountaineers shouldvisit the Fairfax Stone. This smallpark offers hugeVA/WVhistory. From aspring emerges themighty Potomac. Montani Semper Liberi

Thank SavantIII_11
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Stopped at Fairfax Stone Historical Monument on a whim. It's an interesting bit of history if you have time. A little time consuming to get to and "off the beaten path". I wouldn't suggest ladies traveling alone risk the secluded area. I tiny dribble of...More

Thank FatmanRob
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Everywhere I went in West Virginia was unexpected beauty This Museum was closed however we could all around the grounds and look,at the supreme beauty of of everything I the area. We did come back whe it was open and it was worth the double...More

Thank DeniseCohenGershon
Reviewed 14 June 2016

My wife and I went with our 5 month old when we were headed to Maryland after leaving Blackwater Falls and I saw the sign for the attraction, we just had to see what it was about. From when you first saw the sign for...More

Thank Harold S
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