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Near Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oatlands

 
 
Oatlands Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 15, 2007
1. Oatlands Marker
Inscription. George Carter, a great-grandson of Robert “King” Carter, began this monumental mansion on his 3,408-acre estate in 1804 and embellished it over two decades. In 1827, he graced the façade with fluted Corinthian columns, endowing the Federal-style house with lightness and elegance. He also built terraced gardens, slave quarters, barns, and smokehouses, as well as a greenhouse and gristmill. In 1903, Mr. and Mrs. William Corcoran Eustis purchased Oatlands. They restored the mansion and gardens and held foxhunts on the former farmland. Their daughters donated Oatlands to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1965.
 
Erected 1966 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F 33.)
 
Location. 39° 2.803′ N, 77° 37.268′ W. Marker is near Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on John Mosby Highway (U.S. 15), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is adjacent to the entrance to Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, off US 15. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg VA 20175, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Oatlands (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carriage House
Oatlands Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 15, 2007
2. Oatlands Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Saving the Declaration of Independence / The War of 1812 (approx. 3.3 miles away); America's Oldest Agriculture College (approx. 4.4 miles away); Battle of Aldie (approx. 4.4 miles away); Snickersville Turnpike (approx. 4.8 miles away); Mother of Stonewall Jackson (approx. 4.9 miles away); President Monroe’s Home (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Leesburg.
 
Also see . . .  Oatlands Historic House and Gardens. (Submitted on June 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Oatlands Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 15, 2007
3. Oatlands Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,236 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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