Oak Ridge Estates

Oak Ridge Estates (HM6L9)

Location: Arrington, VA 22922 Nelson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 42.964', W 78° 54.549'

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About two miles east is Oak Ridge, a 4,800-acre estate first patented in the 1730s. Robert Rives (1764-1845), a tobacco planter and international trader, built his house there in 1802. In 1867, William Porcher Miles (1822-1899), a former Confederate congressman, acquired the plantation. Nelson County native and Wall Street financier Thomas Fortune Ryan (1851-1928) purchased Oak Ridge in 1901 and transformed it into a country estate. He remodeled Rives's Federal farmhouse into a Colonial Revival mansion and built some 80 structures, including schools, a telephone company building, a movie theater, and stables for Ryan's 200 Thoroughbreds. A Crystal Palace-style greenhouse, a racetrack, and a private railroad station are among 50 surviving structures.
HM NumberHM6L9
Marker NumberR 57
Year Placed1996
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 4:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 684286 N 4176370
Decimal Degrees37.71606667, -78.90915000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 42.964', W 78° 54.549'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 42' 57.84" N, 78° 54' 32.94" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21921-22217 US-29, Arrington VA 22922, US
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