Prince William County

Prince William County

Prince William County

  • Resolves signers


Prince William County citizens played a major role in the years leading up to and through the American Revolution. Henry Lee, William Grayson and Thomas Blackburn were among the leaders who first protested the taxes being levied by Parliament and the crown by authoring the Prince William County Resolves in 1774. These men went on to join the military, fighting to secure rights for all men, not only in their state but for this new nation called the United States.

Men from across Prince William County joined militia companies and the regular army, many of them fighting in major battles that helped determine the fate of this fledgling nation. County manufacturing centers such as the Neabsco ironworks helped provide Washington’s army with essential goods and materials needed to fight the war.

Prince William County’s Revolutionary War trail includes not only the stories of these leaders, but also little-known trivia and sites such as the prisoner of war camp that held Hessian troops captured during Washington’s victory at Trenton and Princeton.
Come explore Prince William County’s Revolutionary History!

Local Events

Road to VictoryRoad to Victory
November 02, 2024 - November 02, 2024
Prince William County

Come experience a full day colonial living history demonstrations and impressions all focused around the march to Yorktown in 1781. View military enca... Read More

VA250 Commission


Dan Goldstein

William Grayson

Thomas Blackburn

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