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Chantilly in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Sully Plantation
 
Sully Plantation Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, March 31, 2006
1. Sully Plantation Marker
 
Inscription. The dwelling house at Sully Plantation was built in 1794 by Richard Bland Lee on land that had been patented in 1725. Lee was the first congressman from Northern Virginia and an early member of Phi Beta Kappa. His vote brought the capital city to the banks of the Potomoc. Lee was appointed by President Madison as one of the three commissioners to superintend the restoration of federal buildings burned by the British in 1814. Born at Leesylvania in Prince William County in 1761, Lee died in Washington in 1827.
 
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number C 18.)
 
Location. 38° 54.45′ N, 77° 25.943′ W. Marker is in Chantilly, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Sully Road (Virginia Route 28) near Lee - Jackson Memorial Highway (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is just north of the entrance to Sully Plantation. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3601 Sully Road, Chantilly VA 20151, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Sully Farms (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel John Singleton Mosby (approx. 0.8 miles away); Salisbury Plain (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mitchell-Weeks House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Frying Pan Meeting House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Civil War at Frying Pan Spring Meeting House (approx. 2.5 miles away); a different marker also named Frying Pan Meeting House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Chantilly (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chantilly.
 
Sully Plantation Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, March 31, 2006
2. Sully Plantation Marker
The overpass seen in the distance is for the entrance to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport.
 

 
More about this marker. There is plenty of parking at the plantation and it now has its own exit, shared with the Air & Space Museum, off of Route 28.
 
Regarding Sully Plantation. There is a charge to tour the house and outbuildings, but the grounds, including picnic tables under trees, are available at no charge.
 
Also see . . .  The Sully Farms. Official Sully Plantation page on the Fairfax County Park Authority site. (Submitted on March 31, 2006.) 
 
Additional keywords. Potomac River
 
Sully Plantation's Dwelling House Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, March 31, 2006
3. Sully Plantation's Dwelling House
 
 
Slave Quarters Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, March 31, 2006
4. Slave Quarters
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,218 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 31, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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