“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Chantilly in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)


Chantilly Marker image. Click for full size.
March 17, 2012
1. Chantilly Marker
Inscription.  The community of Chantilly, Virginia was named after the Chantilly mansion built by Charles and Cornelia Calvert Stuart on this site about 1817. The name “Chantilly” originated in France with the Château de Chantilly, just north of Paris. Cornelia’s grandfather, Richard Henry Lee, a statesman and signer of the Declaration of Independence, had previously named his 1763 Westmoreland County plantation “Chantilly.” The stone house, possibly an old tavern built about 1823, is all that remains of the Chantilly farm. Chantilly, Virginia and Chantilly, France share a friendly relationship in light of their common name.
Erected 2010 by The Fairfax County History Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
Location. 38° 52.937′ N, 77° 23.994′ W. Marker is in Chantilly, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (
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U.S. 50) and Plaza Lane, on the right when traveling west on Lee Jackson Memorial Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13110 Lee Jackson Hwy, Fairfax VA 22033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mitchell-Weeks House (approx. 1.2 miles away); McAtee's Tavern (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle of Chantilly (approx. 1.3 miles away); Salisbury Plain (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pender (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Cross Farmhouse (approx. 1.7 miles away); Cross Farm (approx. 1.7 miles away); Leeton (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chantilly.
Also see . . .  Chantilly, ca. 1817. Northern Virginia History Notes, by Debbie Robison (Submitted on March 17, 2012.) 
Chantilly Marker image. Click for full size.
March 17, 2012
2. Chantilly Marker
View to the east.
The Stone House image. Click for full size.
March 17, 2012
3. The Stone House
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2012. This page has been viewed 1,641 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 17, 2012. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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