Morven Park

Morven Park (HM4Q)

Location: Leesburg, VA 20176 Loudoun County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 8.486', W 77° 32.779'

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Morven Park was the home of Westmoreland Davis, who as governor of Virginia (1918-1922) created the executive budget system that concentrated state budgeting authority in the governor's hands. Davis bought Morven Park in 1903 and transformed it into a progressive dairy farm. The first owner, Wilson Cary Selden, built a small fieldstone farmhouse in the 1780s. A mid-19th-century owner, Thomas Swann Jr. served as governor of Maryland and United States congressman. In the 1840s, the Baltimore architectural firm of Lind and Murdock enlarged and remodeled the house for Swann in the Greek Revival and Italian Villa styles.
HM NumberHM4Q
Marker NumberF 29
Year Placed1995
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 7:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 279934 N 4335559
Decimal Degrees39.14143333, -77.54631667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 8.486', W 77° 32.779'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 8' 29.16" N, 77° 32' 46.74" W
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Area Code(s)703, 540, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17153-17159 US-15, Leesburg VA 20176, US
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