Thompson - Kidwell Cemetery
Reston, Fairfax County, Virginia

Date: October 20, 2000

Cemetery: Thompson/Kidwell Cemetery
Street: Fox Mill Road
City: Reston
County: Fairfax
State: VA
Nation: USA
Zip:
Nearby: Fox Mill Park
Land Type: Public
Status: Abandoned
Accessible: Yes
Unmarked graves: Yes
Graves within: 24
Oldest grave:
Newest grave:
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Records location:
Owner: http://www.co.fairfax.va.us/dta/re/detail.asp?mapid=0361*01**0026A
Condition: Cemetery vandalized
Removed Headstones
Broken Headstones
Buried Headstones
Disintegrating Headstones
Fallen Headstones
Previous contacts:
Work_Status: Unknown

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There is a nearly forgotten cemetery on the grounds of The Fox Mill Park in Reston, Fairfax County, Virginia. The entrance to the park is on Fox Mill Road about a mile south of the intersection of Reston Parkway and Lawyers Road. The cemetery is in the wooded area that is directly across from the soccer/football field. It is short distance down a park footpath and is surrounded by a recently erected wooden fence. In addition to severe weathering, the cemetery was terribly vandalized at one time. All the slate grave markers were knocked down and all are broken. There is evidence that there were some carved headstones, there is at least one headstone base and some small, scattered stone pieces, but there are no carved intact or broken pieces of headstones within the cemetery or the immediate surrounding area. After a respectful examination of the slate marker pieces (I tried to disturb them as little as possible) it appear that they may have been painted with names and possibly other information. None could be read at all. I did find two stone pieces that were clearly carved with the initials: JFG and MAB. It appears, from the scattered slate and stone pieces and some ground depressions, that there may have been about, but no more than, 24 grave sites. This is a very, very rough estimate. The cemetery is lacking any name information and therefore I have named it The Fox Mill Park Cemetery. Should I discover the proper name, I will send that information at a later date. Rich Agule October 10, 2000

Additional Information: http://www.co.fairfax.va.us/library/virginia/varoom/cem/cem123.htm

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Rich Agule
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