Maddox-Scott Family Cemetery In Hope Hill Crossing Neighborhood

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Real Estate Broker with CJ Realty Group, Inc.

When developers starting moving the dirt for new developments in Woodbrdge VA they often find a historic site or cemetery hidden on the land.  The Hope Hill Community off of Spriggs Road being developed by Stanley Martin has one of those historic cemeteries in the center of the community.

Maddox-Scott Family Cemetery in Hope Hill Crossing

The Maddox-Scott Cemetery has aproximately 33 graves surrounded by a wrought iron fence.  Eight of the graves have readable headstones, obviously old and a few are lying on the ground broken.  The headstones show the burials between 1826-1857.  The homestead was owned at one time by Rev. James Scott who was the First Rector of the Church of Quantico in Dumfries VA and was called Sunnyside. 

The land that made up the Sunnside was deeded by Lord George the Second in 1712 for "Yelding and paying therefore the yearly rent of one ear of Indian corn at the Feast of Saint Michael, the Archangel.”  At the time the road that ran in front of the property was one of the main roads between Dumfries VA and Occoquan VA.

If you take a close look around the Nothern Virginia area you will find more than one of these older cemeteries in locations you might not think of.  It gives you a great chance to look back at the history of the families in the area before modern roads and neighborhoods were built.


 

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Cindy Jones
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Cal-I would hope the cemetery would raise the curiosity of the new neighbors.

June 15, 2012 05:39 AM
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Barbara-I would expect your area to have some even older than this one.

June 15, 2012 05:39 AM
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Lloyd-we have quite a few and I enjoy researching the history on them.

June 15, 2012 05:40 AM
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When we lived in VA, we visited Ball's Bluff, a tiny cemetery outside of Leesburg containing 25 graves of Union Soldiers, and although it was decades ago, I thought of it when I read your blog.

July 09, 2012 10:16 AM
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Carolyn - there are a number of these cemeteries scattered throughout our area. The counties are documenting them and making sure they are preserved.
July 13, 2012 02:46 AM
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