Maddox-Scott Family Cemetery In Hope Hill Crossing Neighborhood

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Group

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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Susan Emo
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Nice photo and very appropriate post on your Flag Day!   I love visiting old cemeteries like this too.

Jun 14, 2012 02:51 PM #1
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Interesting post.  I enjoyed the history that you included. The setting for the graves is quite beautiful.

Betty

Jun 14, 2012 02:55 PM #2
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Cindy,

The cemeteries were here first. It's nice that communities are able to incorporate them in their development.

Rich

Jun 14, 2012 03:30 PM #3
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I see cemeteries like this from time to time and wonder what the history is.  Nice of you to take the time and research this one.

Jun 14, 2012 04:46 PM #4
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Cindy, the older I get the more I appreciate history. I hope the folks living right there take an opportunity to learn of the history which is there.

Cal

Jun 14, 2012 05:06 PM #5
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Barbara Todaro
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Hi Cindy.... I've never seen such a small cemetery.... I  love to read old grave stones.... we have many in Franklin Ma....

Jun 14, 2012 05:48 PM #6
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We don't have little neighborhood cemeteries like that but I imagine they do cause people to reflect on the history of the area.  

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Susan-the cemetery is all decked out and it's good to know it's been preserved during the development process.

Jun 15, 2012 05:36 AM #8
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Team Honeycutt-the site is in the middle of the green space set aside in the community.

Jun 15, 2012 05:37 AM #9
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Rich-I'm sure there are strict laws regarding old cemeteries that developers must follow.

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Chris Ann-it was fun tracking down information on the Maddox-Scott family and their place in our local history.

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

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Barbara-I would expect your area to have some even older than this one.

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Lloyd-we have quite a few and I enjoy researching the history on them.

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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.

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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.
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