On the heights one mile to the west, the home of the Thorntons from about 1736. Francis Thornton 2nd was a justice, a Burgess 1744-45, and Lieut.-Colonel of his Majesty's militia for Spotsylvania County. He and two of his brothers married three Gregory sisters, first cousins of George Washington. "Fall Hill" is still (1950) owned and occupied by direct Thornton descendants.
Geographic Location: Fredericksburg
Physical Description of Location: Near west corner of intersection between Jefferson Davis Highway (US 1) and Fall Hill Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Marker is in front of Valero Gas Station, on right when traveling south on US 1.
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