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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mount Vernon, Virginia

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Location of Mount Vernon, Virginia
    Fairfax County (487)
    Alexandria (298)
    Arlington County (373)
    Fairfax (39)
    Falls Church (50)
    Loudoun County (275)
    Prince William County (622)
    Washington, D.C. (1972)
    Charles County, Maryland (142)
    Montgomery County, Maryland (523)
    Prince George's County, Maryland (524)
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1Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Commerce and Transportation
Rivers were like highways in Washington's time and having access to the water connected Mount Vernon to the outside world. Riverfront activities were a part of daily life and ranged from shipping and receiving goods, such as tobacco, fish, flour, . . . Map (db m148150) HM
2Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — E-67 — Doeg Indians
A group of Virginia Indians referred to as the Doeg (but also Dogue, Taux, and other names) occupied villages and settlements along the Potomac and Occoquan Rivers by 1607. They included Tauxenent, near the mouth of the Occoquan River, Namasingakent . . . Map (db m32063) HM
3Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — George Washington's Fisheries
"The whole shore in short is one entire fishery." -George Washington to Arthur Young, 1793 Mount Vernon's proximity to the Potomac River provided George Washington with access to vast quantities of fish. In one season alone, more than . . . Map (db m148057) HM
4Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — George Washington's Forest
In the 18th century, George Washington's Mount Vernon property included Dogue Run Farm, Muddy Hole Farm, River Farm, Union Farm, and Mansion House Farm, where you are now. As the map illustrates, more than half of this 8,000-acre property was native . . . Map (db m148093) HM
5Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — E-73 — George Washington's Gristmill
In 1771, George Washington replaced a deteriorated gristmill that his father, Augustine, may have erected as early as the 1730s. The new mil ground grain from Mount Vernon and neighboring farms, and was outfitted with two pairs of millstones. In . . . Map (db m32060) HM
6Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — History of the Wharf
In 18th-century America, riverside property was considered prime real estate, allowing owners to take advantage of transportation and trade opportunities. Located on the banks of the Potomac River, the wharf was an incredibly important part of . . . Map (db m147903) HM
7Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Home of George and Martha Washington / See Mount Vernon From The Water!George Washington's Mount Vernon
(side 1) Home of George and Martha Washington "No estate in United America is more pleasantly situated than this. It lyes [sic] in a high, dry country 300 miles by water from the Sea and…on one of the finest Rivers in the . . . Map (db m147909) HM
8Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — In Memory of the Many Faithful Colored Servants of the Washington Family
Buried at Mount Vernon from 1760 to 1860. Their unidentified graves surround this spot.Map (db m7849) HM
9Virginia (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 original kitchen was built in . . . Map (db m112649) HM
10Virginia (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
11Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Mount Vernon's Slave MemorialFaith. Hope. Love.
In Memory of the Afro Americans who served as slaves at Mount Vernon This monument marking their burial groundMap (db m14170) HM
12Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Origin of the Purple Heart TrailMount Vernon, Virginia
This marker commemorates the establishment of the Purple Heart decoration by General George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, on August 8, 1782. The Purple Heart Trail memorializes those patriots who were awarded the . . . Map (db m14173) HM
13Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Park and ParkwayGeorge Washington Memorial Parkway
Dedicated in 1932, the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway was created to honor George Washington’s 200th birthday. This scenic parkway connected Mount Vernon to the recently dedicated Arlington Memorial Bridge. As the first modern motorway built by . . . Map (db m93157) HM
14Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Powel Coach
Samuel Powel, mayor of Philadelphia and good friend of the Washingtons, owned the handsome coach made by Clark Brothers, well known Philadelphia carriage makers who also built a small coach, or chariot for the Washingtons. A chariot accommodates two . . . Map (db m93618) HM
15Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Preserving the Viewshed
George Washington recognized and celebrated the beauty of the Potomac River and its connection to his life here, once describing it in a 1793 letter to Arthur Young as "one of the finest Rivers in the world." When discussing his . . . Map (db m148148) HM
16Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Slave Cemetery
There are no records that document the number of enslaved or free African-Americans who are buried in this cemetery. From oral histories and a handful of early 19th-century visitor accounts, estimates range from 100-150 people. Among those . . . Map (db m112650) HM
17Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Slave Memorial
In 1929, the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association placed a marker noting the location of the slave cemetery, believed to be the first commemoration of its kind at a historic site. Despite this recognition, the burial ground lay unattended for decades, . . . Map (db m112855) HM
18Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Slavery at Mount Vernon
“It is my Will and desire that all the Slaves which I hold in my own right shall receive their freedom.” George Washington in his will, 1799 Of the 316 slaves at Mount Vernon in 1799, most lived and worked on the four . . . Map (db m93616) HM
19Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Slavery at Mount Vernon
In 1799, this estate was home to a community of 317 enslaved men, women, and children who had no choice but to live here. Most of these enslaved people lived and worked on the four outlying farms as rural laborers. About one quarter of the . . . Map (db m112852) HM
20Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — The Mount Vernon Memorial Highway1732 – 1932
The Mount Vernon Memorial Highway was authorized by Congress May 23, 1928 as an activity of the United States Commission for the celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of George Washington The highway was designed and . . . Map (db m15596) HM
21Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — The Old Vault
”The family vault at Mount Vernon requiring repairs and being improperly situated besides, I desire that a new one of Brick, and upon a larger Scale, may be built at the foot of what is commonly called the Vineyard Inclosure …” . . . Map (db m13146) HM
22Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — The Potomac Watershed
The Potomac River meanders over 383 miles from Fairfax Stone, West Virginia, to Point Lookout, Maryland, where it flows into the Chesapeake Bay. The watershed of the Potomac River stretches across: Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, . . . Map (db m148154) HM
23Virginia (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
24Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Tomb of Washington
Erected 1830-31 Site & materials specified in Washington’s WillMap (db m135992) HM
25Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — War at our Doorstep
While its location on the Potomac was usually a blessing—both for its beautiful views and commercial opportunities—Mount Vernon's safety was threatened by activities on the river during times of war. American Revolution . . . Map (db m147908) HM
26Virginia (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
27Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Washington's Vehicles
George Washington had several horse-drawn vehicles. Slaves, including Joe, a driver, and Jack, a wagoner, took care of the Mount Vernon vehicles. Travel during the 18th century was difficult. Poorly maintained roads meant that even short journeys . . . Map (db m112850) HM
28Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — Welcome to Mount VernonHome of George and Martha Washington — Restored and maintained by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association (Founded in 1853) —
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 . . . Map (db m93617) HM
29Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — E-66 — Woodlawn
Originally part of the Mount Vernon estate, Woodlawn was built in 1800-1805. George Washington gave the plantation, as a wedding gift to Eleanor Parke "Nelly" Custis and her husband, Lawrence Lewis, respectively Martha Washington's granddaughter and . . . Map (db m32057) HM
May. 17, 2021