Original Information from Volume 5 of the Gravestone Books
The Millan Family Cemetery is on Heatherway Court about ten feet west of the intersection of Heatherway and Avalon Place in the midst of the Tartan Village townhouse development.
This small cemetery was once on the grounds of James Millan’s home, “Dairy Lodge,” according to historian Edith M. Sprouse in her paper about the Collard and Darrell families, on file in the Virginia Room, Fairfax City Regional Library. Dairy Lodge was situated along Telegraph Road (Route 611) near Dogue Creek which is northeast of the Millan family plot. James Millan’s daughter Stacia married John Ricketts Collard.
In 1979, before development of the area, the cemetery was the subject of a Fairfax County Archeological Survey. The surveyor found the site overgrown. At that time several headstones and footstones stood in the cemetery. Some of the graves were “disturbed.”
The gravestones were recorded in 1989, 1997 and 1998. Today the cemetery stands on the common grounds of Tartan Village. A chain link fence with gate surrounds the extant gravestones. An old cedar and two other trees stand within the fence along with a few old stumps. The site is fairly well maintained by the homeowners’ association, although surveyors noted evidence of extensive vandalism.
No Updates from Volume 6 of the Gravestone Books