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Lorton in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mount Air

 
 
Mount Air Marker image. Click for full size.
November 22, 2008
1. Mount Air Marker
Inscription. The original 522~acre plantation was granted to Dennis McCarty in 1727 and passed through the hands of only three additional families: the Chichesters, Landstreets and Kernans. Mount Air represents in microcosm a history of Fairfax county~~the rise and fall of an economy based on tobacco in the 18th century; the subdivision of vast tracts of land after the American Revolution; and the damage that occurred from military occupation during the Civil War. Fire destroyed the Greek Revival style house in 1992. The charred foundation, gardens and outbuildings are a testament to the changes in fortune and fashion reflecting the lives of many generations of owners.
 
Erected 2006 by The Fairfax County History Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 43.458′ N, 77° 10.559′ W. Marker is in Lorton, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Fisher Woods Drive, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lorton VA 22079, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Air Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker);
Marker at the Mount Air Historic Site image. Click for full size.
November 22, 2008
2. Marker at the Mount Air Historic Site
The Fairfax County Park Authority's Mount Air Cultural Resource Park is Fairfax County's first cultural resource park.
Newington (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Telegraph Line (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pohick Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Pohick Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Herris Stone (approx. 1.4 miles away); Wagener (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort Belvoir (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lorton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mount Air Historic Overlay District Design Guidelines. Fairfax County (Submitted on November 22, 2008.) 

2. History of Mount Air Plantation. (Submitted on November 22, 2008.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Mount Air House Ruins image. Click for full size.
November 22, 2008
3. Mount Air House Ruins
Southerly View from Mount Air image. Click for full size.
November 22, 2008
4. Southerly View from Mount Air
At one time Pohick Church (about 1.5 miles SW) could be seen from here.
 
 
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