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

Leeton Forest

 
 
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By Craig Swain, May 16, 2009
1. Leeton Forest Marker
Inscription.  Half a mile east is the site of Leeton Forest, latter-day home of Charles Lee, Attorney General in Washington's and Adams' cabinets, 1795-1801. The tract was patented by Thomas Lee, of Stratford, in 1718 and descended to his son, Richard Henry Lee, Revolutionary leader. The latter's daughter Anne married Charles Lee, who obtained title to the property in 1803, and who died here in June, 1815.
 
Erected 1934 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number G-2.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1815.
 
Location. 38° 42.193′ N, 77° 48.357′ W. Marker is in Warrenton, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is on Springs Road (Route 802) 0.1 miles east of Lee's Ridge Road (Route 684), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warrenton VA 20186, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil War Soldiers Buried in the Warrenton Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Warrenton Cemetery Confederate Dead Monument
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By Craig Swain, May 16, 2009
2. Leeton Forest Marker
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Fauquier County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); The Turntable (approx. 0.8 miles away); Warrenton Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Railroad Caboose (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Fauquier Times-Democrat (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warrenton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,233 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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