Ravensworth (HM239)

Location: North Springfield, VA 22151 Fairfax County
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N 38° 48.58', W 77° 13.271'

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Near here stood Ravensworth, a Fitzhugh and Lee family home. Built about 1796 by William Fitzhugh, the mansion stood on the largest single land grant in Fairfax County, the 21,966 acres acquired by Fitzhugh's great-grandfather in 1685. During the Civil War the house was not molested by either side. After the war Ravensworth came into the possession of Robert E. Lee's second son, Maj. Gen. W.H.F. ("Rooney") Lee. Ravensworth, a frame Palladian-style mansion, was one of the most imposing residences in Fairfax County until it burned in 1926.
HM NumberHM239
Marker NumberT 42
Year Placed1992
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] WILSONJW42  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307139 N 4297999
Decimal Degrees38.80966667, -77.22118333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.58', W 77° 13.271'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 34.80" N, 77° 13' 16.26" W
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Area Code(s)703, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5250 Port Royal Rd, North Springfield VA 22151, US
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Excellent condition, with landscaping around the marker.

Sep 30, 2017 at 3:04pm PDT by wilsonjw42

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