Groveton, Virginia (Images of America Series)

Groveton, Virginia (Images of America Series)

by Charlotte Brown


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Groveton is located in Fairfax County, three miles south of Alexandria on what is now known as Richmond Highway. The original property owners of the Groveton area were George Mason, Sampson Darrell, and George Washington. Early family homes that are still standing include Huntley, Stone Mansion, Wilkinson, Sherwood Farm, and Briery Farm. Between the 1880s and early 1900s, Groveton was home to several orchards and farms. Dairy farms, such as Clifton, Groveton, Sherwood, and Hybla Valley Farms, made up the Alexandria Milk Association for which Groveton was known. By the mid-1900s, the farms gave way to businesses, churches, residential housing, and two airfields. Today, Groveton has grown to become a diverse neighborhood and is experiencing economic growth due to the Fort Belvoir expansion.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467120098
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 07/08/2013
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,178,362
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Local historian and author Charlotte Brown grew up in Groveton and has documented St. Mark’s Episcopal Church history and researched area family history and genealogy. Using photographs carefully preserved by Groveton families, the author, with the help of Historic Huntley House supporters, family, friends, and neighbors, was able to capture this history of Groveton.

Table of Contents

1 Huntley 9

2 Farming Community 27

3 Early Schools 51

4 Early Churches 59

5 Camp Humphreys's Impact on Groveton 73

6 Businesses 83

7 Fire and Police Stations 117

About Friends of Historic Huntley 127

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