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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24R9_slave-memorial_Alexandria-VA.html
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,…
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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 populat…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24R7_washingtons-vehicles_Alexandria-VA.html
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 …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WGU_original-mount-vernon-high-school-historical_Alexandria-VA.html
The original Mount Vernon High School was located here on 8.8 acres that were once part of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate. Fairfax County purchased the land for $400 per acre in November 1938. Construction funding was provided by Fairfax …
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"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 outlying farms.…
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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 Verno…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1R4Y_park-and-parkway_Alexandria-VA.html
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 …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM15J0_mount-vernon-estate_Alexandria-VA.html
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 esta…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMLFE_doeg-indians_Alexandria-VA.html
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, Namasingake…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMLFC_george-washingtons-gristmill_Alexandria-VA.html
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 1…
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