Benvenue (HMHU)

Location: McLean, VA 22101 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 56.474', W 77° 10.683'

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"Benvenue" was part of the 3402 acre "Woodberry" estate granted by Lord Fairfax in 1724 to George Turberville. Charles Lee Corbin Turberville was deeded 400 acres in 1796, which included 198 acres that became known as "Benvenue" when acquired by Capt. Thomas ap Catesby Jones, USN, in 1830. The sandstone house reportedly was named after the Louisiana plantation where Jones recovered from wounds received in defending New Orleans on 14 Dec. 1814. During the Civil War the Army of the Potomac's Fourth Corps occupied the surrounding area. "Benvenue" served as a field hospital from Oct. 1861 to Mar. 1862. Later the spelling was changed to "Bienvenue", French for "welcome".
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: Fairfax County History Commission series
Year Placed2001
Placed ByFairfax County History Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 6:27pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 311233 N 4312510
Decimal Degrees38.94123333, -77.17805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.474', W 77° 10.683'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 28.44" N, 77° 10' 40.98" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6750-6754 Churchill Rd, McLean VA 22101, US
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