Ivakota Farm

Ivakota Farm (HM4K0)

Location: Clifton, VA 20124 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 47.63', W 77° 24.277'

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On this land stood Ivakota Farm, founded as a Progressive Era reform school and home for unwed mothers and their children. In 1915 Ella Shaw donated her 264-acre farm to the National Florence Crittenton Mission (NFCM). Named for the states where she had lived—Iowa, Virginia and North Dakota—Ivakota provided a rural setting for inspirational, physical, domestic and religious education primarily for delinquent girls. Social reformer and NFCM president Dr. Kate Waller Barrett oversaw the program until her death in 1925. Ivakota included a school, nursery, health clinic, dormitories, a commercial farm and a cemetery. After leasing to charitable organizations NFCM sold the land in 1962.
HM NumberHM4K0
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: Fairfax County History Commission series
Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe Fairfax County History Commission. Dedicated on May 13th
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 11:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 291163 N 4296644
Decimal Degrees38.79383333, -77.40461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 47.63', W 77° 24.277'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 47' 37.80" N, 77° 24' 16.62" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7004 Balmoral Forest Rd, Clifton VA 20124, US
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