Arts and Entertainment
November 1, 2013
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. Images of America: Groveton allows readers to glimpse the history of this unique community while allowing them to better understand its modern identity.
Highlights of Groveton include:
Join the author for a signing:
7940 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria VA 22306
When: Saturday, November 16th, 2013; 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.
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by Charlotte Brown
Images of America Series
128 pages/ softcover
Available: July 8, 2013