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

Paul Mellon

(1907-1999)

 
 
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By Patricia Strat, August 11, 2019
1. Paul Mellon Marker
Inscription.  Paul Mellon, one of the foremost American philanthropists of the 20th century, lived nearby. An heir to the vast banking and industrial fortune left by his father, Andrew W. Mellon, he supported universities, civic improvement projects, conservation efforts, and fine-arts institutions. With his second wife, Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon, he amassed a world-renowned art collection, donated more than 1,000 objects to the National Gallery of Art, and made substantial contributions to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Mellon achieved international success as a breeder of racehorses. In 1975, he donated land to Virginia for the creation of Sky Meadows State Park, about five miles west of here.
 
Erected 2019 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number B 41.)
 
Location. 38° 59.209′ N, 77° 50.585′ W. Marker is in Upperville, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is at the intersection of Rokeby Road (Virginia Route 623) and John Mosby Highway (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling south on Rokeby Road
Paul Mellon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Strat, August 11, 2019
2. Paul Mellon Marker
. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rokeby Stables (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); Rector House (approx. 2 miles away); Rector’s Crossroads (approx. 2 miles away); Mosby’s Rangers (approx. 2.1 miles away); Welbourne (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upperville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Upperville historic markers honor the Mellon legacy. Photo of the marker unveiling ceremony and comments from the speakers. (Submitted on August 12, 2019, by Patricia Strat of Oakton, Virginia.) 

2. Creation of Sky Meadows State Park. In 1966, a housing development was planned for land near Upperville, but this scenic area was saved through the actions of Paul Mellon. Virginia State Parks received the 1,132 acre farm as a gift from Mr. Mellon in 1975. In 1991, Paul Mellon presented an additional 462 acres on the east side of Route 17 as a gift to the park. (Submitted on August 12, 2019, by Patricia Strat of Oakton, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. "Carnegie Mellon University"
 
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Paul Mellon and Rokeby Stables Markers image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Strat, August 11, 2019
3. Paul Mellon and Rokeby Stables Markers
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Plaque honoring Paul Mellon at Sky Meadows State Park image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Strat, February 11, 2017
4. Plaque honoring Paul Mellon at Sky Meadows State Park
Paul Mellon Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Patricia Strat, May 21, 2018
5. Paul Mellon Gravesite
Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, Upperville, Virginia.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2019, by Patricia Strat of Oakton, Virginia. This page has been viewed 106 times since then. Last updated on August 12, 2019, by Patricia Strat of Oakton, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 12, 2019, by Patricia Strat of Oakton, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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