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

Rippon Lodge

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 29, 2019
1. Rippon Lodge Marker
Inscription.  Noted for his cratsmanship on the first Falls Church and other structures for prominent landowners, to include the Washington family. Richard Blackburn (1710-1757) built Rippon Lodge as his main estate house circa 1747. Richard's son, Thomas Blackburn, a Revolutionary War veteran, expanded the house circa 1800. Wade Ellis altered it again to its present Colonial Revival style after 1924. Antarctic explorer Admiral Richard Blackurn Black, a descendent of Richard Blackburn, acquired the house in 1952. Prince William County purchased Rippon Lodge in 1999. The house and its remaining 42 acres opened to the public in 2007.
 
Erected 2013 by Prince William County Historical Commission.
 
Location. 38° 36.973′ N, 77° 16.531′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is at the intersection of Blackburn Road and Admiral Black Drive, on the right when traveling south on Blackburn Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge VA 22191, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Landscape (approx. 0.2 miles
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 29, 2019
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away); Centuries of History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Latrobe's View (approx. 0.2 miles away); Neabsco Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Burying Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stones, but No Bones (approx. ¼ mile away); The Potomac Path (approx. ¼ mile away); Collo. Richard Blackburn (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 29, 2019
3. Rippon Lodge
National Register of Historic Places plaque on Rippon Lodge image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 29, 2019
4. National Register of Historic Places plaque on Rippon Lodge
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 85 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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