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Falls Church, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George Mason

1725 - 1792

 
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 24, 2022
1. George Mason Marker
Inscription.  
Author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights and father of the American Bill of Rights

Local volunteer involvement:
Vestryman of Truro Parish
Trustee of the Town of Dumfries
Trustee of the Town of Alexandria
Justice of the Peace
Member of the Fairfax committee of Safety

George Mason on Citizen Obligations
"Every member of society is in duty bound to contribute to the safety & good of the whole: and when the subject is of such importance as the liberty and happiness of a country every inferior consideration, as well as the inconvenience to a few individuals, must give place to it, nor is this any hardship upon them; as themselves & their posterity are to partake in the benefits resulting from it."
Geo. Mason to Richard Lee in a letter dated June 7, 1770

 
Erected 1999 by The Volunteer and Service Organizations of the City of Falls Church on the occasion of the Falls Church Tricentennial.
 
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Churches & ReligionGovernment & PoliticsPatriots & Patriotism. A significant historical date for this entry is June 7, 1770.
 
Location. 38° 53.136′ N, 77° 10.352′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Park Avenue west of Little Falls Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Park Ave, Falls Church VA 22046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iraq War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Falls Church Home Front (within shouting distance of this marker); Falls Church Area Veterans Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); War in Afghanistan Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); WWI Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); City of Falls Church Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away); Cherry Hill (about 300 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falls Church.
 
George Mason Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 24, 2022
2. George Mason Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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