Dodona Manor

Dodona Manor (HM5NH)

Location: Leesburg, VA 20176 Loudoun County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 6.808', W 77° 33.604'

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Home of Gen. George C. Marshall.This early-19th-century house and its surrounding four acres were purchased in 1941 by Gen. Marshall (1880-1959) and his wife, Katherine Tupper Marshall (1882-1978). A student of the classics, Marshall called the house, in its grove of oaks, "Dodoan Manor" after the ancient Greek oracle that spoke through oak leaves. This was their home during the years of Marshall's great achievements as military chief of staff during World War II, presidential emissary to China in 1945, secretary of state (1947-1949), and secretary of defense (1950-1951). The Marshall Plan for restoring war-torn Europe won Marshall the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953.
HM NumberHM5NH
Marker NumberF-31
Year Placed1988
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 8:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 278658 N 4332488
Decimal Degrees39.11346667, -77.56006667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.808', W 77° 33.604'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 48.48" N, 77° 33' 36.24" W
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Area Code(s)703, 540, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 212 E Market St, Leesburg VA 20176, US
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