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Near Ashburn in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Belmont
 
Belmont Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 14, 2009
1. Belmont Marker
 
Inscription. Belmont was patented early in the eighteenth century by Thomas Lee, of Stratford. About 1800, Ludwell Lee, an officer in the Revolutionary Army, built the house and he lived here until his death in 1836. Here he entertained Lafayette in 1825. In 1931, Belmont became the home of Patrick J. Hurley, Secretary of War, 1929–1933.
 
Erected 1933 by the Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number T-30.)
 
Location. 39° 4.383′ N, 77° 29.118′ W. Marker is near Ashburn, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Leesburg Pike (Virginia Route 7) and Claiborne Parkway and Landsdowne Boulevard (Local Route 641), on the right when traveling east on Leesburg Pike. Click for map. The marker is located on the exit ramp off Leesburg Pike onto Landsdowne Boulevard. The Belmont mansion is 6-tenths of a mile south southwest from this marker. Continue west and but turn left immediately on Ridge Road and left again on Belmont Manor Lane. Marker is in this post office area: Ashburn VA 20147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elizabeth Mills Riverfront Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Diesel Trains on the W&OD (approx. 1.8 miles away); Edwards Ferry (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ashburn Station (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Edwards Ferry (approx. 2.2 miles away in Maryland).
 
Marker at New Location Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 14, 2009
2. Marker at New Location
 

 
More about this marker. In late 2008 this marker was moved from the west bound side of Highway 7 to the present location.
 
Regarding Belmont. The Belmont mansion is now the clubhouse of the Belmont Country Club and has been placed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Ludwell Lee was from Westmoreland County, Virginia. French soldier and statesman Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, was commissioned Major General by the Continental Congress. General Lafayette was assigned to the staff of George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Ludwell Lee was aide-de-camp to General Lafayette.

Patrick J. Hurley was a soldier, statesman, and diplomat. He was born in New Mexico in 1883. Served as Colonel in World War I and Brigadier General in World War II. Was Ambassador to China in 1944. Died in 1963.
 
Also see . . .
1. Belmont Plantation. (Submitted on April 29, 2007.)
2. Belmont. (PDF) National Register documentation for the home. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Patrick Jay Hurley. This page includes a portait of Ambassador Hurley. (Submitted on April 29, 2007.) 
 
Belmont Marker at Original Location Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, April 28, 2007
3. Belmont Marker at Original Location
Originally located on the shoulder of the west bound lane of Highway 7.
 
 
Belmont Marker Original Location Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, April 28, 2007
4. Belmont Marker Original Location
 
 
Belmont as Seen from Leesburg Pike Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 14, 2009
5. Belmont as Seen from Leesburg Pike
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,902 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on May 1, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   5. submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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