Alexandria in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
George Washington, Farmer
(Photo Caption) Detail from Washington as a Farmer at Mount Vernon, Junius Brutus Stearns, 1851
(Copy Next to Map) Washington’s accomplishments included experimenting with approximately 60 different crops, introducing mules to farm labor in the United States, and testing crop rotation and fertilizers for soil improvement. ¶ President Washington drew this 1793 map of his approximately 8,000 acres. About 200 slaves and others worked the farms. Each of the five farms had its own animals, equipment, buildings, living quarters, and woods for fences.
Erected by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
Location. 38° 42.668′ N, 77° 4.382′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia, in Fairfax County Touch for map. Marker is located in parking lot of Riverside Park which is across from Stratford Lane intersection with the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Marker is at the far end of the parking lot near the Mount Vernon Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22308, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Commemorate the 250th Anniversary (within shouting distance of this marker); The Thirteen Adjacent Elms (within shouting distance of this marker); Little Hunting Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Park and Parkway (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
Also see . . .
1. George Washington--Farming. (Submitted on January 21, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
2. Historic Mount Vernon. (Submitted on January 21, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Colonial Era • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 1,720 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. 3. submitted on October 13, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.