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Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Life at Belvoir

 
 
Life at <i>Belvoir</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 14, 2010
1. Life at Belvoir Marker
Inscription.  Belvoir bustled with activities typical of estates during this era. Family members, slaves, and guests were part of daily life at Belvoir. Nearby plantation residents traveled in the same circles, the Fairfaxes, the Washingtons, and the Masons were active in the Pohick Church vestry and attended each others social functions. All three daughters of William Fairfax married in the house; Anne Fairfax married Lawrence Washington, George Washington's elder half brother in 1743; Sarah Fairfax married John Carlyle of Alexandria in 1752; and Hannah married Warner Washington in 1763.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era.
 
Location. 38° 40.772′ N, 77° 7.781′ W. Marker is in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from Forney Loop, on the right when traveling east. Located along the Belvoir and Potomac View Trail, reached from a parking area off Forney Lane, on Fort Belvoir. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Belvoir VA 22060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Neighborhood (a few steps from this marker); The Influence of the Fairfax Family
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By Craig Swain, June 17, 2010
2. Life at Belvoir Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Gardens and Kitchen at Belvoir (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fairfax Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Belvoir Grounds and Potomac View Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Belvoir (within shouting distance of this marker); Ferdinando, and the End of the Fairfax Ownership (within shouting distance of this marker); Slavery and Belvoir (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Belvoir.
 
More about this marker. The marker is on Fort Belvoir, an active U.S. Army installation. Please check the links below for site access information.
 
Also see . . .  Access to Fort Belvoir. Details procedures for entering the Fort. (Submitted on August 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Quote in the center frame of the marker
Title 'Document describing the involvement of the Fairfax family in building of the Pohick Church', the following text - "Resolved, that the Honle. George Wm. Fairfax, George Washington & George Mason, ESQs., Capt. Daniel McCarty & Mr. Edward Payne, do View and examine the Building from time to
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time, as they are any three of them shall see fitting, to whom the undertaker is to give notice when the different Materials are ready." From Handbook of Pohick Episcopal Church
    — Submitted December 16, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 529 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 16, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   2. submitted on August 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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