Near Ashburn in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1933 by the Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number T-30.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
Location. 39° 4.383′ N, 77° 29.118′ W. Marker is near Ashburn, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Leesburg Pike (Virginia Route 7) and Claiborne Parkway and Landsdowne Boulevard (Local Route 641), on the right when traveling east on Leesburg Pike. The marker is located on the exit ramp off Leesburg Pike onto Landsdowne Boulevard. The Belmont mansion is 6-tenths of a mile south southwest from this marker. Continue west and but turn Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashburn VA 20147, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Belmont Chapel (approx. ¼ mile away); Elizabeth Mills Riverfront Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ashburn School (approx. 1.7 miles away); Diesel Trains on the W&OD (approx. 1.8 miles away); Edwards Ferry (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashburn.
More about this marker. In late 2008 this marker was moved from the west bound side of Highway 7 to the present location.
Regarding Belmont. The Belmont mansion is now the clubhouse of the Belmont Country Club and has been placed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Ludwell Lee was from Westmoreland County, Virginia. French soldier and statesman Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, was commissioned Major General by the Continental Congress. General Lafayette was assigned to the staff of George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Ludwell Lee was aide-de-camp to General Lafayette.
Patrick J. Hurley was a soldier, statesman, and diplomat. He was born in New Mexico in 1883. Served as Colonel in World War I and Brigadier General in World War II. Was Ambassador to China in 1944. Died in 1963.
Also see . . .
1. Belmont Plantation. (Submitted on April 29, 2007.)
2. Belmont. (PDF) National Register documentation for the home. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Patrick Jay Hurley(Submitted on April 29, 2007.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,049 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on May 1, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 5. submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.