“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Powel Coach

Powel Coach Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 4, 2007
1. Powel Coach Marker
Inscription.  Samuel Powel, mayor of Philadelphia and good friend of the Washingtons, owned the handsome coach made by Clark Brothers, well known Philadelphia carriage makers who also built a small coach, or chariot for the Washingtons. A chariot accommodates two or three passengers on one seat, while a coach provides two seats. The Washingtons owned several vehicles including an elaborate white coach, once owned by William Penn. It was given to Martha Washington by the state of Pennsylvania during the presidency. The coach attendants dressed in off white coats and trousers accented by scarlet vests, colors derived from the Washington family coat of arms.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsRoads & Vehicles.
Location. 38° 42.452′ N, 77° 5.23′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 235) and George Washington Memorial Parkway, on the right when traveling east. This
Powel Coach Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 4, 2007
2. Powel Coach Marker
marker is located at the stables of the Mount Vernon plantation. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon VA 22121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington's Vehicles (a few steps from this marker); Kitchen (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Mount Vernon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Slavery at Mount Vernon (about 600 feet away); Slave Memorial (about 700 feet away); Slave Cemetery (about 800 feet away); In Memory of the Many Faithful Colored Servants of the Washington Family (about 800 feet away); Mount Vernon's Slave Memorial (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
Also see . . .  George Washington's Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association (Submitted on April 5, 2016.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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