Rippon Lodge

Rippon Lodge (HM2F8N)

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N 38° 36.973', W 77° 16.531'

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Noted for his cratsmanship on the first Falls Church and other structures for prominent landowners, to include the Washington family. Richard Blackburn (1710-1757) built Rippon Lodge as his main estate house circa 1747. Richard's son, Thomas Blackburn, a Revolutionary War veteran, expanded the house circa 1800. Wade Ellis altered it again to its present Colonial Revival style after 1924. Antarctic explorer Admiral Richard Blackurn Black, a descendent of Richard Blackburn, acquired the house in 1952. Prince William County purchased Rippon Lodge in 1999. The house and its remaining 42 acres opened to the public in 2007.
HM NumberHM2F8N
Year Placed2013
Placed ByPrince William County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, March 29th, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 301887 N 4276645
Decimal Degrees38.61621667, -77.27551667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 36.973', W 77° 16.531'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 36' 58.38" N, 77° 16' 31.86" W
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