Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Woodlawn Historic Landscapes
After 1846, timber became Woodlawn’s primary resource. The new owners employed only free labor, and Woodlawn became the core of a thriving integrated community. As timber was cut for shipbuilding, cleared lots were sold to black and white families alike. Woodlawn was transformed from a large plantation owned by one family into a farming community owned by many families tied to the land by shared work and heritage.
Twentieth Century owners reinterpreted the mansion’s landscape as decorative gardens, a romantic vison of the past. The National Trust for Historic preservation recognizes the contributions of many people who shaped and were shaped by this landscape during the past two centuries, and maintains it as a legacy for the enjoyment of the community and future generations.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1760.
Location. 38° 43.028′ N, 77° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Belvoir VA 22060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dairy (approx. ¼ mile away); Necessary (approx. ¼ mile away); Woodlawn (approx. ¼ mile away); Meat House (approx. ¼ mile away); Pope-Leighey (approx. ¼ mile away); The People of Woodlawn (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Woodlawn (approx. ¼ mile away); Welcome to George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill at Mount Vernon (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Belvoir.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 31, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.