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

Huntley

 
 
Huntley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 25, 2008
1. Huntley Marker
Inscription.  On the hill above stands Huntley, a Federal-style villa built about 1825 for Thomson F. Mason, a grandson of George Mason of Gunston Hall. Thomson Mason, a prominent Alexandria lawyer, served on the city council, as mayor, and also as president of both the Little River Turnpike and Alexandria Canal companies. The thousand-acre Huntley property stretched across the valley below. Remaining dependencies include a subterranean icehouse with a vaulted ceiling, and a combination privy and storage building. The author of Huntley’s unusual design remains unknown, but the house has been attributed to Benjamin H. Latrobe or George Hadfield, two notable early architects.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-96.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
 
Location. 38° 45.923′ 
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N, 77° 5.65′ W. Marker is in Groveton, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Harrison Lane (County Route 723) and Polins Court and Huntley Meadows Lane, on the right when traveling north on Harrison Lane. It is across from Huntley Huntley Mansion Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7028 Polins Ct, Alexandria VA 22306, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Unfolding Views, Hidden Stories (a few steps from this marker); Your View, Your Voice (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Views, New Voices (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Huntley (about 400 feet away); A View from the Beginning / Explore Historic Huntley (about 400 feet away); Missing Views, Lost Stories (about 400 feet away); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Beacon Field Airport (approx. 0.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Huntley. National Register of Historic Properties Form. (Submitted on July 1, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Huntley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 25, 2008
2. Huntley Marker
Huntley (Through the Trees) at the Huntley Historic Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 25, 2008
3. Huntley (Through the Trees) at the Huntley Historic Site
The historic site is across the street from the marker. There is no parking at the site but you can park along the curb on Polins Court.
Huntley image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 25, 2008
4. Huntley
Huntley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, January 5, 2020
5. Huntley Marker
Thomas Mason, 1911 by D. W. Boudet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, June 30, 2013
6. Thomas Mason, 1911 by D. W. Boudet
Photo of display in Huntley Meadows Visitors Center
Virginia Museum of the Fine Arts
Huntley Manor image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, June 30, 2013
7. Huntley Manor
Dogue Run and Hunting Creek Farms, c. 1845 by Beth Mitchell
Photo of display in Huntley Meadows Visitors Center
Huntley, 1969,<br>By Edmund Barrett. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, June 30, 2013
8. Huntley, 1969,
By Edmund Barrett.
Photo of display in Huntley Meadows Visitors Center
Fairfax County Public Library, Photographic Archive.
Huntley 2013 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, June 30, 2013
9. Huntley 2013
The Necessary image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, June 30, 2013
10. The Necessary
The Tenant House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, June 30, 2013
11. The Tenant House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,729 times since then and 141 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 25, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   5. submitted on January 7, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 1, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   10, 11. submitted on July 2, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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