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

Welcome to Mount Vernon

Home of George and Martha Washington

 

—Restored and maintained by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association
(Founded in 1853) —

 
Welcome to Mount Vernon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 23, 2000
1. Welcome to Mount Vernon Marker
Inscription. George Washington made Mount Vernon his home from 1754 until his death in 1799. He enlarged the house and expanded his estate from 2,100 to 8,000 and he experimented with dozens of crops, ornamental plants, and trees. Today visitors of Mount Vernon may view the Mansion, outbuildings, museum, the tomb of George and Martha Washington, and more than 60 acres of gardens and grounds.
 
Location. 38° 42.496′ N, 77° 5.185′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 235) and George Washington Memorial Parkway, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon VA 22121, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Powel Coach (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Origin of the Purple Heart Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of the Many Faithful Colored Servants (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Vernon's Slave Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Mount Vernon Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 23, 2000
2. Mount Vernon Mansion
Slavery at Mount Vernon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Vernon Estate (approx. ¼ mile away); Tomb of Washington (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
 
Also see . . .  George Washington's Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association (Submitted on April 5, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
Inside the Mansion-George Washington's Commander in Chief's Flag image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 23, 2000
3. Inside the Mansion-George Washington's Commander in Chief's Flag
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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