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“WOW: The Head of the Potomac”

Fairfax Stone State Park
Ranked #7 of 14 things to do in Davis
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Owner description: In the 1700s, the stone was engraved and placed at what is known to be the source of the Potomac River.
Reviewed February 26, 2012

Folks, the Fairfax Stone Historical Monument Park is not Disney World! For those with Grey Matter and a sense of history, the Fairfax Stone Historical Monument Park is well worth the time and effort. The stone marked the western boundary of land granted to Lord Fairfax by the King of England in the 1700s. This small stream of water marks the boundary between WV and MD, and forms the mighty Potomac River that flows through Washington, D.C. The the stone marked the western boundary of land granted to Lord Fairfax by the King of England in the 1700s. This is precisely the place for a family to visit, but please learn some history. BTW notice the windmill farm.

It is really the task of parents and grandparents to preserve this nation's heritage. Please read some history or at least use the WWW to become informed!

5  Thank SavantIII_11
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

I have been to the Fairfax Stone several times to show people. The stone is fairly near a highway and is a short trip over a slightly rough road. Once you arrive, you are in a small parking lot in the middle of a medium sized grassy area and bordered with trees. There isn't much to see since the Fiarfax stone is a small stone with markings on it. This is the source of one branch of the Potomac River though there is not a flowing stream. The entire place will take about 5 minutes to see. It is a mildly interesting place to make a stop if you are in the area but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it.

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