Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Origin of the Purple Heart Trail
Mount Vernon, Virginia
The Purple Heart Trail memorializes those patriots who were awarded the Purple Heart Medal in combat in defense of their nation.
[Rendering of the Purple Heart Medal:]
Military Order [of the] Purple Heart of the U.S.A. 1782, 1932.
Dedicated this 7th day of August 1998.
Erected 1998 by Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Ladies of Their Auxiliary.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart marker series.
Location. 38° 42.63′ N, 77° 5.167′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of George Washington Parkway (Virginia Route 400) and Mount Vernon Highway (Virginia Route 235). Touch for map. Marker is off the traffic circle, northeast of the main entrance to the Mount Vernon Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (a few steps from this marker); Mount Vernon Estate (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Mount Vernon (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Washington-Rochambeau Route to Victory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington-Rochambeau Route (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kitchen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington's Vehicles (approx. 0.2 miles away); Powel Coach (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
Also see . . . Purple Heart. (Submitted on December 7, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Categories. • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Heroes • Military • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,798 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.