Rokeby Stables

Rokeby Stables (HM2JKJ)

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N 38° 59.15', W 77° 50.6'

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Paul Mellon established Rokeby Stables near here on property purchased in 1931 by his father, Andrew W. Mellon, financier and U.S. secretary of the treasury. Paul Mellon bred and raised champion racehorses, including American Way, Grand National Steeplechase winner in 1948; Arts and Letters and Fort Marcy, Horses of the Year in 1969 and 1970, respectively; Mill Reef, winner of Europe's most prestigious races in 1971; and Sea Hero, Kentucky Derby winner in 1993. Mellon twice won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Breeder. He collected equine art and donated many pieces to the National Gallery of Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Yale Center for British Art, which he founded.
Year Placed2019
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, August 12th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 253720 N 4319050
Decimal Degrees38.98583333, -77.84333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.15', W 77° 50.6'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 8.9999999999999" N, 77° 50' 36" W
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