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Fairfax Stone Historical Monument Park

Davis, WV
+1 304-259-5216
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Why did I do This!

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dean S
Bunker Hill, United States
Fairfax Stone

There really isn't much to see here. However, knowing a bit of the history does make it a bit more... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania
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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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  • Terrible3%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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

1  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

1  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
Reviewed 6 April 2016

The Fairfax Stone is two miles off route 219. The road is narrow but paved and in decent condition. However, i was a little concerned when I drove a half mile and then faced a right turn at a sign directing me to the "Fairfax...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Not very exciting to see even if your a history buff. It's a rock with a plaque, and a small stone marker. Small picnic place but no hiking trails. Our thoughts were "that's it?"

1  Thank Wicked W
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