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

Mercer’s Home

 
 
Mercer's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2007
1. Mercer's Home Marker
Inscription. Aldie was the home of Charles Fenton Mercer (born 1778, died 1858), liberal statesman. Mercer was a congressman (1817-1839) and a member of the Virginia constitutional convention of 1829-30, in which he advocated manhood suffrage. His attempt in 1817 to establish a free school system in Virginia nearly succeeded. He was a leading advocate of the colonization of free blacks in Liberia.
 
Erected 1992 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number B 28.)
 
Location. 38° 58.552′ N, 77° 38.558′ W. Marker is in Aldie, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of John Mosby Highway (U.S. 50) and Meetinghouse Lane, on the right when traveling west on John Mosby Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aldie VA 20105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Aldie Mill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Aldie (about 500 feet away); Lee Moves North Again (about 500 feet away); Snickersville Turnpike (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mother of Stonewall Jackson (approx.
The Nearly Overgrown Mercer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2007
2. The Nearly Overgrown Mercer Marker
1.1 miles away); President Monroe’s Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Revolutionary War Hero (approx. 1.3 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Aldie.
 
Also see . . .
1. Aldie Mill History. (Submitted on June 29, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Mercer is buried in Leesburg’s Union Cemetery. (Submitted on June 29, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
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Aldie Mill image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 4, 2007
3. Aldie Mill
Owned by the Mercer family, the mill was named after the family's ancestral home in Perthshire, Scotland.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,458 times since then and 3 times this year. 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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