Here lived Lt. Col. Silas Burke (b.1796–d.1854) and his wife, Hannah Coffer. Burke, for whom Burke's Station on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad was named, served as a director of the railroad and the Fairfax Turnpike Company. An innkeeper and farmer, Burke was elected president of the Fairfax Agricultural Society in 1850. He held many county offices with distinction, including road surveyor, commissioner of public buildings and schools, county court justice, presiding justice, and sheriff.
Geographic Location: Fairfax County
Physical Description of Location: Burke, VA 22015. Located on Burke Lake Road (Rt. 645), 0.25 miles north of the intersection of Burke Lake Road (Rt. 645) and State Route 643. Marker is on the right when traveling north on Burke Lake Road (Rt. 645).
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