At the source of the North Branch of the Potomac River, the Fairfax Stone marked the western extent of land granted Lord Fairfax of Cameron by the King of England in the 1780s. A line plotted northward from the stone to the Mason-Dixon Line at Pennsylvania also forms the western boundary of Maryland and West Virginia. The original 1746 stone was destroyed by vandals in 1910. Officials replaced the stone with the present boulder and bronze plaque in 1957. A picnic area and historical markers welcome visitors to the park, which closes at dusk.
Directions: Fairfax Stone State Park is located north of Thomas, WV, and Davis, WV, at the common corner of Grant County, Preston County, and Tucker County in the Allegheny Highlands Region in northeastern West Virginia. The park is located just beyond the northern extent of the Monongahela National Forest.
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- Cathedral State Park
- Cranesville Swamp Nature Preserve
- Blackwater Falls State Park
- Canaan Valley Resort State Park
- Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge
- Otter Creek Wilderness
Fairfax Stone State Park
Route 29, PO Drawer 490
Davis, WV 26260
Phone: (304) 259–5216