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

Woodlawn

 
 
Woodlawn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 20, 2010
1. Woodlawn Marker
Inscription. Originally part of the Mount Vernon estate, Woodlawn was built in 1800-1805. George Washington gave the plantation, as a wedding gift to Eleanor Parke "Nelly" Custis and her husband, Lawrence Lewis, respectively Martha Washington's granddaughter and George Washington's nephew. The two were married at Mount Vernon on 22 Feb. 1799, George Washington's last birthday. Designed by Dr. William Thornton, the first architect of the U.S. Capitol, the crisply detailed, beautifully crafted five-part mansion displays the elegance and refinement so admired in the Federal style. In 1951, Woodlawn became the first historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E 66.)
 
Location. 38° 42.789′ N, 77° 7.838′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (State Highway 235), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located across the road from the George Washington Gristmill and Distillery Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5350 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria VA 22309, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
Markers at the Washington Grist Mill Site image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 20, 2010
2. Markers at the Washington Grist Mill Site
as the crow flies. George Washington's Gristmill (here, next to this marker); Doeg Indians (here, next to this marker); Belvoir (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Belvoir (approx. 0.7 miles away); Non Commissioned Officers’ Service Club (approx. 1.7 miles away); ‘Thermo-Con’ House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Original Mount Vernon High School (approx. 2 miles away); The Old Vault (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Vernon.
 
Also see . . .
1. Woodlawn. National Preservation Trust website operates Woodlawn. (Submitted on June 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. National Regsiter Documentation. (PDF) NRHP documentation for Woodlawn. (Submitted on June 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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