Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
In Memory of the Many Faithful Colored Servants
of the Washington Family
Erected 1929 by the Mount Vernon Ladies Society.
Location. 38° 42.364′ N, 77° 5.346′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Touch for map. The memorial marker is approximately 18 miles south of Washington, D.C., on the grounds of "George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens" whose main entrance is at the intersection of the George Washington Memorial Parkway and Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (VA 235). An entrance fee is required. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon VA 22121, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mount Vernon's Slave Memorial (here, next to this marker); Slavery at Mount Vernon (within shouting distance of this marker); Tomb of Washington (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Vault (about 700 feet away); Powel Coach (about 800 feet away); Welcome to Mount Vernon Origin of the Purple Heart Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
More about this marker. The marker is accessible via foot trails and is located in a wooded area about 0.3 miles from the estate's entrance, approximately 150 feet south of General Washington's tomb. It is adjacent to a more elaborate, upright monument to the estate's "Afro-American slaves" that was dedicated in 1983.
Categories. • African Americans • Antebellum South, US • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Landmarks • Notable Places •
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