“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Springfield in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)


Ravensworth Marker image. Click for full size.
September 25, 2005
1. Ravensworth Marker
Inscription. Near here stood Ravensworth, a Fitzhugh and Lee family home. Built about 1796 by William Fitzhugh, the mansion stood on the largest single land grant in Fairfax County, the 21,966 acres acquired by Fitzhugh's great-grandfather in 1685. During the Civil War the house was not molested by either side. After the war Ravensworth came into the possession of Robert E. Lee's second son, Maj. Gen. W.H.F. ("Rooney") Lee. Ravensworth, a frame Palladian-style mansion, was one of the most imposing residences in Fairfax County until it burned in 1926.
Erected 1992 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number T-42.)
Location. 38° 48.58′ N, 77° 13.271′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Port Royal Road just south of Braddock Road (County Route 620), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Port Royal Road is on the west side of the intersection of Braddock Road and the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495). Marker is in this post office area: Springfield VA 22151, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Ravensworth (within shouting distance of this marker); The Origins of Lake Accotink
Ravensworth Marker image. Click for full size.
September 25, 2005
2. Ravensworth Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); The Orange And Alexandria Railroad Trestle (approx. 1.2 miles away); Orange and Alexandria RR (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . .
1. Ravensworth: A Short History of Annandale, Virginia. by Audrey B. Capone. (Submitted on October 15, 2006.) 

2. Lake Accotink Park. This link includes a few paragraphs about Ravensworth Tract and Mansion. (Submitted on December 22, 2005.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2005, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,846 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 22, 2005.
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