A Guide to the Franconia, Virginia Collection, 1922 Franconia, Virginia Collection MSS 03-19

A Guide to the Franconia, Virginia Collection, 1922

A Collection in The Fairfax County Public Library

Record Group Number MSS 03-19


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Repository
Fairfax County Public Library
Record Group Number
MSS 03-19
Title
The Franconia, Virginia Collection, 1922
Extent
0.25 linear feet
Creator
Virginia Room staff
Language
English
Abstract
The Franconia, Virginia Collection consists of a broadside dating from December 19th, 1922, advertising the sale of the late George Triplett’s personal property at his former home located on the “Flag Hill” tract in Franconia.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None

Use Restrictions

Consult repository for information

Preferred Citation

Franconia, Virginia Collection, MSS 03-19, Virginia Room, Fairfax County Public Library

Acquisition Information

The Virginia Room staff artificially created this collection over a period of time. Unknown donor.

Processing Information

Chris Barbuschak, September 2018
EAD generated by Ross Landis, 2018


Historical and Biographical Information

Franconia, Virginia earned its name from William Fowle’s 191-acre farm called “Frankhonia Farm”. The farm was located at the present day intersection of Franconia Road and Fleet Drive. In 1871, Fowle’s son, Robert Rollins Fowle, sold a portion of the farm to the Alexandria & Fredericksburg Railway Company, later renamed the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad. The railroad erected a station on the site, named Franconia, which closed in 1952. The area saw an explosion in suburban development beginning in the 1950s.

Scope and Content

The Franconia, Virginia Collection consists of a broadside dating from December 19th, 1922, advertising the sale of the late George Triplett’s personal property at his former home located on the “Flag Hill” tract in Franconia. Albert Edward Francis, who bought the property in July 1921, offered Triplett’s belongings for sale which consisted mostly of farm equipment. Subjects include the history of Franconia, Virginia.


Index Terms

  • Franconia (Va.) - History

Container List

Box 1
Folder 1
Broadside, Public Sale of George Triplett’s personal property at Franconia, Va., by Albert E. Francis, 1922 December 19