Belvoir (HM4RU)

Location: Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 42.667', W 77° 8.629'

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Belvoir, meaning "beautiful to see," was built about 1741 for William Fairfax, land agent for his cousin Thomas, sixth baron Fairfax of Cameron and Northern Neck proprietor. George Washington was introduced to Belvoir and its gentry culture while in his mid-teens, during stays at Mount Vernon with his half-brother Lawrence, who married William Fairfax's daughter Anne. After the house burned in 1783, Washington wrote to George Fairfax that "the happiest moments of my life had been spent there" at Belvoir. Sept. 1814, British vessels shelled the walls of the house. The U.S. War Department acquired the tract in 1912 for a military camp.
HM NumberHM4RU
Marker NumberE 60
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 8:29pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 313601 N 4286901
Decimal Degrees38.71111667, -77.14381667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.667', W 77° 8.629'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 40.02" N, 77° 8' 37.74" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9025 Richmond Hwy, Fort Belvoir VA 22060, US
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