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Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Morven Park

 
 
Morven Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 17, 2007
1. Morven Park Marker
Inscription. Morven Park was the home of Westmoreland Davis, who as governor of Virginia (1918-1922) created the executive budget system that concentrated state budgeting authority in the governor's hands. Davis bought Morven Park in 1903 and transformed it into a progressive dairy farm. The first owner, Wilson Cary Selden, built a small fieldstone farmhouse in the 1780s. A mid-19th-century owner, Thomas Swann Jr. served as governor of Maryland and United States congressman. In the 1840s, the Baltimore architectural firm of Lind and Murdock enlarged and remodeled the house for Swann in the Greek Revival and Italian Villa styles.
 
Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F-29.)
 
Location. 39° 8.486′ N, 77° 32.779′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of James Monroe Highway (U.S. 15) and Tutt Lane, on the right when traveling south on James Monroe Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg VA 20175, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Goose Creek Chapel (here, next to this marker); Mile Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); 1862 Antietam Campaign
Two Markers at Morven Park image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 17, 2007
2. Two Markers at Morven Park
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Sharpsburg (Antietam) Campaign (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jeniferís Cavalry (approx. one mile away); Battle of Ball's Bluff (approx. 1.1 miles away); Battlefield Historic Restoration Project (approx. 1.1 miles away); 15th Massachusetts Infantry (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
 
More about this marker. The marker is on the grounds of Morven Park, just past the intersection of Business Hwy 15 and Hwy 15 Bypass.
 
Regarding Morven Park. Morven Park is now a noted equestrian center. In addition to the mansion, the Park also features a fox hunting and carriage museum. The mansion and museum are off Waterford Road. Go South from the marker location on King Street (Business Highway 15), turning West onto North Street, which become Waterford after two blocks. The park is currently run under a 501c3 organization.
 
Also see . . .  Morven Park Mansion. (Submitted on June 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
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Equestrian Center at Morven Park image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 17, 2007
3. Equestrian Center at Morven Park
The Mansion as it Appears Today image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 16, 2008
4. The Mansion as it Appears Today
Horses on the Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 16, 2008
5. Horses on the Grounds
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,783 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on November 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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