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Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Mount Vernon Wharf

 
 
The Mount Vernon Wharf Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 25, 2021
1. The Mount Vernon Wharf Marker
Inscription.  
Originally constructed in the nineteenth century the structure has welcomed to George Washington's estate more than a million visitors from countries around the world. A complete restoration was conducted in 1991 with gifts from citizens and friends of Oregon.

Commemorated at a special ceremony
celebrating the visit of
Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth II

of the United Kingdom
of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland

May 16, 1991

 
Erected 1991 by citizens and friends of Oregon.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsWaterways & VesselsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 16, 1991.
 
Location. 38° 42.286′ N, 77° 5.281′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of George Washington Memorial Parkway and Mount Vernon Highway (Virginia Route 235), on the
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right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22309, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of George and Martha Washington / See Mount Vernon From The Water! (a few steps from this marker); History of the Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); Commerce and Transportation (within shouting distance of this marker); War at our Doorstep (within shouting distance of this marker); Preserving the Viewshed (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington's Fisheries (within shouting distance of this marker); The Potomac Watershed (within shouting distance of this marker); Visionary Farmer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
 
The Mount Vernon Wharf Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 25, 2021
2. The Mount Vernon Wharf Marker
Nearby dedication plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 25, 2021
3. Nearby dedication plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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