15 April 1909
ONE THOUSAND ACRE TRACTS NEAR THIS CITY OFFERED TO GOVERNMENT - PRICES VARY
Bids were opened in Washington for the sale to the District of two tracts of land to be used as sites for new workhouse and reformatory buildings to replace the present penal institutions along the Eastern branch. There were thirty-four bids, some offering sites for both institutions and others offering only one site.
The District asked for proposals to sell to the District two tracts of land widely separated, of not less than 1,000 acres each, either or both to be situated in the states of Maryland or Virginia.
Wm. Metzger, Woodbridge, 1,100 acres in Prince William county, $42,000, or $36.21 per acre.
B. B. Detweller, 1,287 acres near Quantico, $18,000.
John S. Barbour, 1,400 acres in Prince William and Fairfax counties, $40,000.
Charles H. Rhoades, 1,185 acres near Gainesville and Haymarket, $33,000.
J. A. Marshall, 1,750 acres near Occoquan, $35,000.
Butler-Taliaferro Co., 1,218 acres in Stafford county, near Brooke station, $30,000.
C. B. Robinson and Dora Robinson, 1,035 acres on Potomac river near Reid station, in Stafford and Prince William counties, $33 per acre.
Charles M. Wyeth et al, $1,000 acres near Fredericksburg, $23 per acre.
Oscar B. Billingsley, 1,000 acres on Potomac river, eighteen miles below Colonial Beach, at $20 per acre.
Oscar H. Billingsley, 1,180 acres at Freestone Point, $35,400.
Horace H. Wescott and O. G. Pessona, 1,057 acres in Prince William county, near Gainesville, $37.21 per acre, or $40,000.
R. J. Marshall & Co., 1,500 acres in Prince William county, opposite Indian Head, fronting on Potomac river, $36,000.