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Dumfries in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rippon Lodge

 
 
Rippon Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., January 16, 2008
1. Rippon Lodge Marker
Inscription.  Built by Richard Blackburn of Ripon, England circa 1745, Rippon Lodge was home to many noted individuals including Colonel Thomas Blackburn, a former aide to General George Washington, Judge Wade Ellis, a Federal Judge in Washington, D.C., and Admiral Richard Blackburn Black, known for his exploration of the South Pole. Additions to the house in 1800 and 1924 have transformed the original seven room colonial house into the seventeen room house we know today.
 
Erected by Fortuna Center Plaza Merchants.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1745.
 
Location. 38° 35.844′ N, 77° 20.074′ W. Marker is in Dumfries, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Fortuna Center Plaza near Dumfries Road (Virginia Route 234), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4380 Fortuna Center Plaza, Dumfries VA 22026, 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
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crow flies. Williams Ordinary (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Potomac Path (about 500 feet away); Cabin Branch Pyrite Mine (about 700 feet away); Weems Botts Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Troop Movements and Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away); “Camp Fisher” Civil War Campsite (approx. half a mile away); Alexander Henderson (approx. 0.9 miles away); Little Union Baptist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dumfries.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Photos of Rippon Lodge are included on this page.
 
Rippon Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., January 16, 2008
2. Rippon Lodge Marker
Rippon Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., January 16, 2008
3. Rippon Lodge Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,551 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 12, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on February 13, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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