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

Gunston Hall

 
 
Gunston Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 25, 2006
1. Gunston Hall Marker
Inscription. Gunston Hall, four miles to the east, is one of the most noted colonial places in Virginia. The land was patented in 1651 by Richard Turney, who was hanged for taking part in Bacon's Rebellion in 1676. In 1696 the second George Mason acquired it. The house was built in 1755–1758 by the fourth George Mason, revolutionary leader and author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the first constitution of Virginia.
 
Erected 1968 by Virginia Historic Landsmarks Commission. (Marker Number E 65.)
 
Location. 38° 41.254′ N, 77° 12.528′ W. Marker is in Lorton, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Gunston Road (Virginia Route 242) and Old Colchester Road, on the left when traveling east on Gunston Road. Touch for map. Marker is half a mile east of Richmond Highway (U.S. 1). Marker is in this post office area: Lorton VA 22079, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Attack (here, next to this marker); Lewis Chapel / Cranford Memorial Methodist Church (here, next to this marker); Joseph W. Jordan (approx. 0.7 miles away); Noman Monroe Cole, Jr.
Gunston Hall, Lewis Chapel, and Indian Attack Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats
2. Gunston Hall, Lewis Chapel, and Indian Attack Markers
(approx. one mile away); Deputy Sheriff George A. Malcolm (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lorton.
 
More about this marker. This marker was originally erected at Richmond Highway (Route 1) at the intersection with Gunston Road. It was moved here when Route 1 was widened.
 
Also see . . .
1. Gunston Hall Plantation Website. (Submitted on March 26, 2006.)
2. A Brief History of Mason Neck. Mason Neck Citizens Association (Submitted on March 26, 2006.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Gunston Hall image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 26, 2006
3. Gunston Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,726 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 26, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 25, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 26, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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