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

Life at Belvoir

 
 
Life at <i>Belvoir</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 14, 2010
1. Life at Belvoir Marker
Inscription. Belvoir bustled with activities typical of estates during this era. Family members, slaves, and guests were part of daily life at Belvoir. Nearby plantation residents traveled in the same circles, the Fairfaxes, the Washingtons, and the Masons were active in the Pohick Church vestry and attended each others social functions. All three daughters of William Fairfax married in the house; Anne Fairfax married Lawrence Washington, George Washington's elder half brother in 1743; Sarah Fairfax married John Carlyle of Alexandria in 1752; and Hannah married Warner Washington in 1763.
 
Location. 38° 40.772′ N, 77° 7.781′ W. Marker is in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from Forney Loop, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located along the Belvoir and Potomac View Trail, reached from a parking area off Forney Lane, on Fort Belvoir. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Belvoir VA 22060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Neighborhood (a few steps from this marker); The Influence of the Fairfax Family (a few steps from this marker); Gardens and Kitchen at Belvoir (within shouting distance of
Life at <i>Belvoir</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 17, 2010
2. Life at Belvoir Marker
this marker); The Fairfax Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Belvoir Grounds and Potomac View Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Belvoir (within shouting distance of this marker); Ferdinando, and the End of the Fairfax Ownership (within shouting distance of this marker); Slavery and Belvoir (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Belvoir.
 
More about this marker. The marker is on Fort Belvoir, an active U.S. Army installation. Please check the links below for site access information.
 
Also see . . .  Access to Fort Belvoir. Details procedures for entering the Fort. (Submitted on August 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Quote in the center frame of the marker
Title 'Document describing the involvement of the Fairfax family in building of the Pohick Church', the following text - "Resolved, that the Honle. George Wm. Fairfax, George Washington & George Mason, ESQs., Capt. Daniel McCarty & Mr. Edward Payne, do View and examine the Building from time to time, as they are any three of them shall see fitting, to whom the undertaker is to give notice when the different Materials are ready." From Handbook of Pohick Episcopal Church
    — Submitted December 16, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.

 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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