Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Mount Vernon Estate
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-68.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here, the National Historic Landmarks, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization marker series.
Location. 38° 42.703′ N, 77° 5.3′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 235) and Mount Vernon Highway, on the right when traveling east on Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22309, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Washington-Rochambeau Route to Victory (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington-Rochambeau Route (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Origin of the Purple Heart Trail (about 800 feet away); Park and Parkway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Mount Vernon (approx. ¼ mile away); Powel Coach (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tomb of Washington (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
More about this marker. A marker with this title and number was originally erected in the late 1920s on Richmond Highway, now U.S. Route 1, 5 miles south of the Alexandria city line. The original marker read, “ Two miles to the east, the original house was built in 1743 by Lawrence Washington. George Washington came into possession in 1752. From here he set out, in April 1775, to take his seat in the Continental Congress. On December 24, 1783, he returned from the army and here died on December 14, 1799.”
Also see . . .
1. Mount Vernon. (Submitted on March 5, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
2. UNESCO World Heritage Site,Tentative List: Mount Vernon. (Submitted on November 14, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. UNESCO World Heritage Site
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 1,924 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on November 14, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 5, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. 4, 5. submitted on August 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 6. submitted on December 5, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.