Oak Ridge Estates

Oak Ridge Estates (HM6L9)

Location: Arrington, VA 22922 Nelson County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 42.964', W 78° 54.549'

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About two miles east is Oak Ridge, a 4,800-acre estate first patented in the 1730s. Robert Rives (1764-1845), a tobacco planter and international trader, built his house there in 1802. In 1867, William Porcher Miles (1822-1899), a former Confederate congressman, acquired the plantation. Nelson County native and Wall Street financier Thomas Fortune Ryan (1851-1928) purchased Oak Ridge in 1901 and transformed it into a country estate. He remodeled Rives's Federal farmhouse into a Colonial Revival mansion and built some 80 structures, including schools, a telephone company building, a movie theater, and stables for Ryan's 200 Thoroughbreds. A Crystal Palace-style greenhouse, a racetrack, and a private railroad station are among 50 surviving structures.
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HM NumberHM6L9
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Marker NumberR 57
Year Placed1996
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 4:22pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 684286 N 4176370
Decimal Degrees37.71606667, -78.90915000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 42.964', W 78° 54.549'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 42' 57.84" N, 78° 54' 32.94" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21921-22217 US-29, Arrington VA 22922, US
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