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Upperville in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rokeby Stables

 
 
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By Patricia Strat, August 11, 2019
1. Rokeby Stables Marker
Inscription.  Paul Mellon established Rokeby Stables near here on property purchased in 1931 by his father, Andrew W. Mellon, financier and U.S. secretary of the treasury. Paul Mellon bred and raised champion racehorses, including American Way, Grand National Steeplechase winner in 1948; Arts and Letters and Fort Marcy, Horses of the Year in 1969 and 1970, respectively; Mill Reef, winner of Europe’s most prestigious races in 1971; and Sea Hero, Kentucky Derby winner in 1993. Mellon twice won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Breeder. He collected equine art and donated many pieces to the National Gallery of Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Yale Center for British Art, which he founded.
 
Erected 2019 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number B 42.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsArts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public Work.
 
Location. 38° 59.15′ N, 77° 50.6′ W. Marker is in Upperville, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is at the intersection
Rokeby Stables and Paul Mellon Markers image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Strat, August 11, 2019
2. Rokeby Stables and Paul Mellon Markers
of Rokeby Road (Virginia Route 623) and John S Mosby Highway (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling south on Rokeby Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Upperville VA 20184, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paul Mellon (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Attack at Goose Creek Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle of Unison (approx. 1.6 miles away); Upperville (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Smith House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Rector House (approx. 2 miles away); The Gibson House (approx. 2 miles away); The Armistead House (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upperville.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Rokeby
 
Also see . . .  Historical markers highlight the Mellon family. (Submitted on August 12, 2019, by Patricia Strat of Oakton, Virginia.)
 
Rokeby Stables Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Strat, August 11, 2019
3. Rokeby Stables Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2019, by Patricia Strat of Oakton, Virginia. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2019, by Patricia Strat of Oakton, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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