Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill (HM36C)

Location: Falls Church, VA 22046 Prince George's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 53.14', W 77° 10.424'

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Greek revival house believed built in 1845 by Wm. Harvey, who bought 66.5 acres (part of 1729 248-acre Trammell grant). Outbuildings added about 1857. Name derived from trees lining lane from Leesburg Turnpike. In 1870, Joseph S. Riley bought the property. In 1875 he became a key figure in incorporating the town and establishing a public school. Nephew, poet James Whitcomb Riley, visited farm many times. House was occupied by descendants for nearly a century. City bought and restored the property. The friends of Cherry Hill foundation furnished house as an excellent example of a 19th century home of a middle-class farmer.
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HM NumberHM36C
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: City of Falls Church series
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Placed ByCity of Falls Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 6:11am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 311460 N 4306334
Decimal Degrees38.88566667, -77.17373333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.14', W 77° 10.424'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 8.40" N, 77° 10' 25.44" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 312 Park Ave, Falls Church VA 22046, US
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