Early SettlementsGeorge Brent, an English Catholic and member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, joined with English merchants Robert Bristow, Richard Foote, and Nicholas Hayward in 1687 to purchase 30,000 acres here. They bought the tract from the Fairfax Proprietary, which owned most of modern Northern Virginia. Because Catholicism was illegal, Hayward obtained exemption from King James II so that the "Brent Town Tract" could be a sanctuary for Catholics moving to Virginia.
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|Date Added||Sunday, December 1st, 2019 at 7:02am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 278763 N 4290168|
|Decimal Degrees||38.73250000, -77.54520000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 43.95', W 77° 32.712'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 43' 57" N, 77° 32' 42.72" W|
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