So What’s at your Mall?

Virginia's most visited tourist attraction is not Mount Vernon, Monticello or Williamsburg, it is Potomac Mills Mall.  Good grief isn't that a scary thought?  Now most people think of the mall as the place to shop for bargains.  And perhaps it is.  But this mall also has another side, something you don't find at most large shopping malls.  Drum roll please.....

A cemetery.   The land that the mall is built on was originally owned by the Nash Family and as was custom in the late 1800's many families had burial plots on their property.   The Nash family was no exception.  The plot of land located just outside of the new Costco store was in use by the family from 1899 until the last burial in 1961.  Reuben Nash is noted in the 1840's Prince William County census which is the first record I could uncover that mentioned the family. 

For the history buffs out there, in addition to the cemetery, the land that the mall is situated on was used by the Confederate troops to help blockade passage to the Potomac River and is the on the land where the first telegraph wires were run between Washington DC and New Orleans in 1847.

And you thought all you could find at the mall was a good deal on shoes!   varealestatetalk.com

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Comment balloon 3 commentsCindy Jones • September 17 2007 06:10PM


Funny when we learned we knew the decendents of the family buried here.

Posted by Pat Fenn (Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker ) over 8 years ago

Your localism posts show your knowledge of the often overlooked history in our area.

Posted by Pat Fenn (Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker ) over 8 years ago

As always your reports about Woodbridge show your knowledge of the area.  I always look forward to seeing more.

Posted by Pat Fenn (Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker ) over 8 years ago

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