Montclair, Virginia History


This is site is for those interested in the history of Montclair, Virginia. It is maintained by the History Committee of the Montclair Property Owners Association.

“Montclair History Committee; Remembering Our Past, Enriching Our Present”

The History Committee is committed to uncovering the interesting history we have right under our feet here in Montclair, VA. Committee meetings are the fourth (usually last) Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM at MPOA Building. If you are interested in participating, please contact any committee member.

Chair: Bill Riski, (703) 942-9817,

Member: Sarah Romero,

Member: Curtis Hoagland,

Consultant: Robert Alton,

Where we are

Montclair is located in northern Virginia a few miles west of I-95. The blue markers on this map denote the locations of the two historic markers we’ve installed that identify winter camps from the Civil War’s Camp Fisher in 1861-1862. (You might have to zoom out to see all of Montclair.)

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Southern Cross Ceremony, May 23, 2009

Ronald Gordon, a direct descendant of Lt Alexander, CSA is arranging for a Southern Cross of Honor ceremony for the Lieutenant on May 23rd, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. at the Alexander Family Cemetery off of Afton Court in Montclair.

Civil War History that touched Montclair

Civil War History very near Montclair

Books about our area’s local history

  • There are several Prince William County publications that address historic topics. An order form (PDF) is available here.
  • Other books of interest
    • The Bloody Sixth by Richard Iobst
    • The Confederate Blockade of Washington, D.C. 1861-1862 by Mary Alice Wills
    • Relic Hunter, The Field Account of Civil War Sites, Artifacts and Hunting by Howard Crouch