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Near Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oatlands

 
 
Oatlands Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 15, 2007
1. Oatlands Marker
Inscription.  George Carter, a great-grandson of Robert “King” Carter, began this monumental mansion on his 3,408-acre estate in 1804 and embellished it over two decades. In 1827, he graced the façade with fluted Corinthian columns, endowing the Federal-style house with lightness and elegance. He also built terraced gardens, slave quarters, barns, and smokehouses, as well as a greenhouse and gristmill. In 1903, Mr. and Mrs. William Corcoran Eustis purchased Oatlands. They restored the mansion and gardens and held foxhunts on the former farmland. Their daughters donated Oatlands to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1965.
 
Erected 1966 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F-33.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAgricultureAnimalsArchitectureSettlements & SettlersSports. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1804.
 
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2.803′ N, 77° 37.268′ W. Marker is near Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on John Mosby Highway (U.S. 15), on the left when traveling south. Marker is adjacent to the entrance to Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, off US 15. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg VA 20175, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mt. Gap School (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Enslaved at Oatlands (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Oatlands (approx. 0.3 miles away); Welcome to Oatlands! (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Carriage House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Bachelor's Cottage (approx. 0.4 miles away); Reclaim Your Story (approx. half a mile away); The Garden Dependency (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
 
Also see . . .  Oatlands Historic House and Gardens. (Submitted on June 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Oatlands Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 15, 2007
2. Oatlands Marker
Oatlands Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 15, 2007
3. Oatlands Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,666 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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