Mount Eagle Mansion

Mount Eagle Mansion (HM2LRU)

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N 38° 47.362', W 77° 4.321'

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George Washington Visited Here Often

This is the site of the Mount Eagle Mansion, built in 1790 by Bryan Fairfax.

George Washington was a long-time friend of Fairfax. Washington visited here frequently and dined here the last time only a week before he died in 1799.

The Mount Eagle property changed hands many times in the years that followed. In 1918, a new owner greatly expanded the mansion, adding a full second story and two more wings.

In 1936, a group of local businessmen and preservationists purchased Mount Eagle and formed the Lord Fairfax Country Club, but that venture failed within a few years. The last resident owners purchased Mount Eagle in 1941, raised their family here, and continued some farming activities for the next two decades.

The property was sold to developers in 1966, and the mansion, by then deteriorating, was destroyed in 1968. Metro obtained 20 acres of the Mount Eagle property for the Huntington station, and, in 1979, International Developers, Inc. purchased the remaining 35 acres of Mount Eagle for the construction of Montebello.
Series This marker is part of the George Washington Slept Here series
Placed ByMontebello
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 11th, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 320041 N 4295441
Decimal Degrees38.78936667, -77.07201667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 47.362', W 77° 4.321'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 47' 21.72" N, 77° 4' 19.26" W
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