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Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lord Fairfax House

 
 
Lord Fairfax House Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 23, 2006
1. Lord Fairfax House Tablet
Inscription. Erected (c.) 1800 by William Yeaton. Residence of Thomas, Ninth Lord Fairfax and his son Dr. Orlando Fairfax until 1875.
 
Erected 1966 by John Alexander Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Virginia, Old Town Alexandria marker series.
 
Location. 38° 48.371′ N, 77° 2.749′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is on Cameron Street west of North St. Asaph, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 607 Cameron Street, Alexandria VA 22313, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Henry Lee (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington’s Town House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of First Synagogue of Beth El Hebrew Congregation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lloyd House (about 500 feet away); Alexandria Library Sit-In (about 600 feet away); Site of Alexandria's First Sugar Refinery (about 600 feet away);
Lord Fairfax House image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 23, 2006
2. Lord Fairfax House
Tablet is mounted on the house, on the right corner.
Lodge No. 38, Independent Order of Odd Fellows (about 600 feet away); The Gadsby's Tavern Ice Well (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Also see . . .
1. Brief biographies of the Lords Fairfax. Sixth through Ninth Lords and his son on the Famous Americans site. (Submitted on March 12, 2006.) 

2. The Lord Fairfax House. (PDF) real estate pamphlet describing 607 Cameron Street, McEnearney Associates. (Submitted on February 17, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
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Lord Fairfax House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
3. Lord Fairfax House
This house was designed in 1803 by William Yeaton as a winter residence for Thomas Fairfax of Belvoir, Ash Grove and Vancluse. Yeaton also designed the Washington family tomb at Mount Vernon.
Lord Fairfax House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
4. Lord Fairfax House
Distinctive Stuccoed Window Arch image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
5. Distinctive Stuccoed Window Arch
Palladian Window image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
6. Palladian Window
Thomas 9th Lord Fairfax image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia (Constance Cary Harrison)
7. Thomas 9th Lord Fairfax
"Thomas, by descent ninth Lord of Fairfax ... was a devout follower of the eighteenth-century Swedish philosopher, scientist, and Christian mystic Emanuel Swedenborg. Fairfax, due to his religious beliefs, was the first Virginian to manumit his slaves. Thereafter, he taught each freed slave a trade and sent those who were self-sufficient to Liberia." -- Gaillynn M. Bowman, Constance Cary Harrison, Rufugitta of Richmond, MA Thesis, Marshall University, 2003.
 
 
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