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Historical Markers in Mount Vernon, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Fairfax County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Fairfax County, VA (686) Alexandria Ind. City, VA (344) Arlington County, VA (415) Fairfax Ind. City, VA (49) Falls Church Ind. City, VA (135) Loudoun County, VA (312) Prince William County, VA (646) Washington, DC (2271) Charles County, MD (149) Montgomery County, MD (705) Prince George s County, MD (592)  FairfaxCounty(686) Fairfax County (686)  (344) Alexandria (344)  ArlingtonCounty(415) Arlington County (415)  (49) Fairfax (49)  (135) Falls Church (135)  LoudounCounty(312) Loudoun County (312)  PrinceWilliamCounty(646) Prince William County (646)   D.C.(2271) Washington (2271)  CharlesCountyMaryland(149) Charles County (149)  MontgomeryCounty(705) Montgomery County (705)  PrinceGeorge'sCounty(592) Prince George's County (592)
Fairfax is the county seat for Fairfax County
Mount Vernon is in Fairfax County
      Fairfax County (686)  
ADJACENT TO FAIRFAX COUNTY
      Alexandria (344)  
      Arlington County (415)  
      Fairfax (49)  
      Falls Church (135)  
      Loudoun County (312)  
      Prince William County (646)  
      Washington, D.C. (2271)  
      Charles County, Maryland (149)  
      Montgomery County, Maryland (705)  
      Prince George's County, Maryland (592)  
 
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1Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — "The Texas Gate"
Following in the footsteps of Texans who supported the construction of the original main gate in 1899, Texans and friends of the Lone Star State restored this gate in 1988.Map (db m182572) HM
2Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — "The Texas Gate"
. . . Map (db m182574) HM
3Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Botanical Garden
"The most valuable and scarcer kinds of plants…may receive nourishment in my little garden." George Washington, letter to manager Anthony Whitting, November 25, 1792
Washington often tended this . . . Map (db m182664) HM
4Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Creatures in the ForestPast and Present
What animal made each print? Are they still here today? Timber wolf No. The timber wolf now resides in the mountain forests and the dense woodlands of the northern states. They had probably disappeared from the woods around . . . Map (db m182651) HM
5Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Dairy
"Prepare your butter for use as in Common & Immerse it in the Liquid & Keep it continually covered & it will keep sweet & good." From the Housekeeping Book of Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, 1832
. . . Map (db m140944) HM
6Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Forest
"It is always in one's power to cut a tree down, but time only can place them where one would have them, after the ground is stripped…” George Washington letter to his manager, Jan. 25, 1795 As holds true today, much of the area . . . Map (db m194563) HM
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7Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Gardener's House
"I want a Man that will labour hard, knowing at the same time how to keep a Garden in good Order and Sow Seed in their proper Seasons in ground that he has prepared well…" George Washington's specifications for a gardener, . . . Map (db m182663) HM
8Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Gateway to the Nation's CapitalGeorge Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The George Washington Memorial Parkway opened in 1932 as the nation's first modern federal highway. Its construction honored the bicentennial of George Washington's birth as a patriotic pilgrimage between Washington, DC, and Mount Vernon. This . . . Map (db m182570) HM
9Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — George Washington's Fisheries
"This River..is well supplied with various kinds of fish at all Seasons of the year…the whole shore in short is one entire fishery." George Washington to Arthur Young, December 12, 1793
The . . . Map (db m182613) HM
10Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — George Washington's Mount Vernon
George Washington's skill as a general helped secure our independence, and his leadership as our first president shaped this new nation. Still today, his enduring legacy continues to inspire. After falling to disrepair following his death in . . . Map (db m182571) HM
11Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — George Washington's Whiskey Distillery Cornerstone
George Washington’s whiskey distillery was constructed between October 1797 and February 1798. This cornerstone for the recreated distillery was salvaged from the original United States Capitol and is the same Virginia sandstone that was used in the . . . Map (db m199804) HM
12Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Icehouse
"…in the warm season Ice is the most agreeable thing we can have." — Martha Washington, February 3, 1793
In the 18th century, ice was a luxury item used for such things as making ice cream and . . . Map (db m182583) HM
13Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Kitchen
“A glass of wine and a bit of mutton are always ready, and such as will be content to partake of them are always welcome” George Washington, letter to George William Fairfax, June 26, 1786.
The . . . Map (db m112649) HM
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14Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Meat House
"The Recipe for smoked Beef is the same as for Hams, except, that in place of 2 lb sugar, take 2 qrts. of Molasses. The Beef must be put in bags also." Eleanor Park Custis Lewis, 1832 This structure was a workplace . . . Map (db m140939) HM
15Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — E-68 — Mount Vernon Estate
George Washington acquired Mount Vernon in 1754. Over a period of 30 years, he transformed the simple farmhouse into a mansion embellished with rusticated wood siding, a cupola, and a portico overlooking the Potomac River. Every aspect of the . . . Map (db m61098) HM
16Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Native AmericansMount Vernon's First Residents
For thousands of years before the Washington family acquired this land in 1674, Native Americans resided here. On the hilltop beyond this sign, archaeologists have excavated a variety of prehistoric Indian artifacts. This high point of land . . . Map (db m182656) HM
17Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — C-63 — Ona Judge(ca. 1773-1848)
Ona (or Oney) Judge, born into slavery at Mount Vernon, became Martha Washington's personal attendant as a child. After George Washington was elected president in 1789, Judge was brought to New York City and later to Philadelphia to serve his . . . Map (db m182596) HM
18Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Ossabaw Island Hogs
In the summer of 1799, George Washington noted that while he had "a large stock of Hogs—the precise number is uknown." Identifying the number of hogs on the estate was difficult because many were allowed to run free and graze in the surrounding . . . Map (db m194450) HM
19Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Potomac ConnectionsTidewater and the Atlantic Coastal Plain — Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail —
George Washington lived in and traveled from this region, pursuing his dream of westward expansion—to connect the Atlantic Seaboard with the frontier West. His efforts to use the Potomac River as a commercial artery influenced industrialization . . . Map (db m198369) HM
20Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Red Devon Cattle
In the years following the American Revolution, George Washington had between 300 and 350 head of cattle at Mount Vernon. This herd, which included different breeds, provided the estate with meat, milk to make butter, leather for clothing and . . . Map (db m182657) HM
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21Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — The Mount Vernon Wharf
Originally constructed in the nineteenth century the structure has welcomed to George Washington's estate more than a million visitors from countries around the world. A complete restoration was conducted in 1991 with gifts from citizens and . . . Map (db m182608) HM
22Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — The Washington-Rochambeau Route to Victory
On August 14, 1781, Generals Washington and Rochambeau received news that a large French fleet under the command of Admiral de Grasse was headed for the Chesapeake Bay carrying 3,000 French soldiers. There the British general, Cornwallis, was . . . Map (db m902) HM
23Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Washington-Rochambeau Route
General Washington, in 1781, rode 60 miles in one day from Baltimore to Mount Vernon, which he had not visited for over 6 years. General Rochambeau arrived next day with his and Washington’s staff. They spent Sept. 10 and 11 at Mount Vernon before . . . Map (db m883) HM
24Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Woodlawn
George Washington gave this part of Mount Vernon to his nephew and step-granddaughter, Lawrence and Eleanor Lewis, in 1799. Dr. William Thornton, architect of the U.S. Capitol, designed Woodlawn. Construction of the Federal-style houses occurred . . . Map (db m140933) HM
 
 
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Oct. 7, 2022