Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Newspaper Tidbit: Land for Sale: Portici

Alexandria Gazette – 03 November 1855

FAIRFAX AND PRINCE WILLIAM LAND FOR SALE. - I will offer for sale at public auction, at Fairfax Court House, on Monday the 17th day of December next, that being Court day, the following TRACTS OF LAND, viz:

No. 1. Being a part of Portici, the residence of the late Alfred Ball, deceased. This tract contains one hundred and twenty eight acres, lying on Bull Run, in the County of Fairfax, 3 ½ miles west of Centreville, half a mile from the Warrenton and Alexandria Turnpike, and within a few miles of Tudor Hall Station, on the Orange and Alexandria Rail Road. It has an abundance of woodland, and is capable of being made a first rate little farm.

No. 2. Also, a part of Portici, containing one hundred and twenty-two acres, and lying in Prince William County, immediately between Portici and Ben Lomond, the residence of Thomas and Andrew Pringle.

No. 3. Lies on Sandy Run in Fairfax County, about six miles northwest of the Village of Occoquan, and adjoining the lands of Ashford and others. It contains two hundred acres, well supplied with wood and water, and is inferior to no land in the county in its natural qualities. I will sell either or all of these tracts at private sale. Terms easy, and made known on the day of sale. Address Groveton, Prince William Co., Va.


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