Minnieville, Virginia

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Minnieville, Virginia
Extinct unincorporated community
Minnieville, Virginia is located in Virginia
Minnieville, Virginia
Minnieville, Virginia
Location within the state of Virginia
Coordinates: 38°38′9″N 77°21′8″W / 38.63583°N 77.35222°W / 38.63583; -77.35222Coordinates: 38°38′9″N 77°21′8″W / 38.63583°N 77.35222°W / 38.63583; -77.35222
Country  United States of America
State  Virginia
County Prince William
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Minnieville is an extinct unincorporated community that was once located in Prince William County, Virginia. The Minnieville post office stood at the corner of what is now known as Minnieville Road and Cardinal Drive from 1884 to 1924. The town was surrounded by large dairy farms, but subsequent suburban encroachment from the communities of Dale City and Montclair have since subsumed these farms into subdivision developments.

Unofficial flag of Minnieville, Virginia, based on the flag of the 3rd Brigade, Confederate Army of the Shenandoah, which was quartered in Minnieville in 1861.

Bel Air Plantation was the prominent feature here prior to the early 19th century, when large dairy farms began to flourish nearby. The plantation was located on the North side of Minnieville Road between Cardinal Drive and Spriggs Road. The main house was built about 1740. Parson Mason Locke Weems, the first biographer of George Washington is buried on the property. The house still stands as of 2013 and is owned by Corey Stewart, who serves as Chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors.[1] Bel Air Plantation was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[2]

Though there are many residents of the subdivisions now located on land that once was recognized as being part of the town of Minnieville, the name itself is no longer used to identify this area, hence the designation of "extinct". A roadside marker is the only remnant.

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