Little Hunting Creek

Little Hunting Creek (HM4YL)

Location: Fort Hunt, VA 22308 Fairfax County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 42.646', W 77° 4.338'

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The Washington family land south of here, named Mount Vernon in the 1740s, was part of a grant made in 1677 by the Northern Neck proprietors to Col. Nicholas Spencer and Lt. Col. John Washington. George Washington's great-grandfather. John Washington's son Lawrence Washington took possession of the eastern half of the grant on Little Hunting Creek. George Washington inherited it in 1761. Across Little Hunting Creek, the Brent family also was granted land in the 17th century. Margaret Brent, secretary to Lord Baltimore, is regarded as the first woman in the British colonies to demand the right to vote.
HM NumberHM4YL
Marker NumberE-69
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 1:22am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 319818 N 4286719
Decimal Degrees38.71076667, -77.07230000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.646', W 77° 4.338'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 38.76" N, 77° 4' 20.28" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 346-398 Mt Vernon Trail, Fort Hunt VA 22308, US
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