Where did the name "Groveton" come from?
In the Virginia Gazette dated September 14, 1859, the “Groveton Farm” was advertised by
John Ricketts Collard. Why are the streets of Groveton named that?
Who were the landowners before the subdivisions of Valley View, Memorial Heights, Groveton Heights, and Bucknell Heights?
Within Groveton is the summer home
of Thomson Francis Mason called “Huntley”. Did the Mason family know the Darrell and Collard families? How did the churches and neighbors of Groveton interact with the residents of Huntley? Check out the Huntley residents.
Based on the history gathered, the founding families of Groveton included Darrell, Collard, and Mason, among others.
The Darrell-Collard family cemetery is located
on 3212 Arundel Avenue.
Please reference Fairfax County cemetery
site and the photo gallery at the top of this page.
If you would like access to the Groveton Families Genealogy Tree on Ancestry.com, please contact GCA.