Slavery at Mount Vernon

Slavery at Mount Vernon (HM24R8)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22309 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 42.403', W 77° 5.331'

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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 population worked here on Mansion House Farm as skilled laborers, such as blacksmiths, carpenters, spinners, and seamstresses. In his will, Washington provided for the freedom of the 123 individuals he owned, effective upon Mrs. Washington's death. She freed them early, on January 1, 1801. The remaining 194 people, whether dower or rented slaves, remained enslaved after the deaths of General and Mrs. Washington.
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HM NumberHM24R8
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Date Added Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 318369 N 4286302
Decimal Degrees38.70671667, -77.08885000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.403', W 77° 5.331'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 24.18" N, 77° 5' 19.86" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Alexandria VA 22309, US
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