The cemetery is the last remnant of the homestead of John A. and Mary Marshall. The house, which had stood nearby, was relocated and later burned in the 1970s. Damaged by vandals earlier this year, the privately owned cemetery was recently restored in a community effort including Marshall family descendants, local leaders, county employees and [...]
ByDerek B. Johnson
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
When the Marshall family cemetery in Burke was vandalized last April, some residents blamed the sight line. The small plot had become overrun with brush and trees.
Hidden behind a wall adjacent to a 7-Eleven, the stone monument signifying the presence of the unmarked graves was virtually undetectable. That lack [...]
On Sunday, October 19th, 2008 the community gathered to remember John and Mary Marshall of Burke and dedicate their cemetery. Descendants, community residents, representatives of local businesses, boy scouts, county Supervisors and employees, and members of the Fairfax County Cemetery Preservation Association (FCCPA) celebrated the preservation of the cemetery. A trash-strewn, vandalized, overgrown area had [...]
History Commissioners want to start watch group to protect historic cemeteries.
By Amber Healy
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
The final resting-place of John and Mary Marshall is hidden from view, behind a broken fence and a land berm from the old Orange and Alexandria Railroad.
A tall, marble obelisk pays tribute to both Marshalls, honoring the first postmaster [...]