Richard Ratcliffe's Mount Vinyard Plantation

Richard Ratcliffe's Mount Vinyard Plantation (HM4C4)

Location: Fairfax, VA 22030
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 51.02', W 77° 19.049'

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On the knoll 70 yards NE of this marker, stood the home of Richard Ratcliffe (1751-1825). The mansion was on his 600-acre "Mount Vineyard," part of a 1714 land grant of 1,930 acres to George Mason II. In 1798 Ratcliffe donated 4 acres to the east of Mount Vineyard for the Fairfax County Courthouse, built in 1800. Ratcliffe petitioned the Virginia Assembly to establish a town on adjacent property and on January 14, 1805 this town was chartered as "Providence," becoming the City of Fairfax in 1961.
HM NumberHM4C4
Year Placed2004
Placed ByCity of Fairfax - Historic Fairfax City, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 9:10pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298891 N 4302720
Decimal Degrees38.85033333, -77.31748333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.02', W 77° 19.049'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 1.20" N, 77° 19' 2.94" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3965-3999 Oak St, Fairfax VA 22030, US
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