Lord Fairfax

Lord Fairfax (HMUM)

Location: Winchester, VA 22603
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 12.357', W 78° 10.129'

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Thomas Fairfax (1693-1781), sixth Baron Fairfax of Cameron, was the proprietor of the Northern Neck Proprietary, a vast landholding that lay between the Rappahannock and the Potomac Rivers, and extended to the Blue Ridge. Born in England, he came to Virginia about 1735 and moved to the Shenandoah Valley about 1747. He eventually lived at Greenway Court in present-day Clarke County, while managing his land-holdings. In 1749, he was named a justice of the peace for Frederick County, and also served as one of the justices of the county court of chancery that met in Winchester, and a county lieutenant for a number of years. He is buried at Christ Episcopal Church in Winchester.
Marker NumberQ 4d
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 5:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 744465 N 4343451
Decimal Degrees39.20595000, -78.16881667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 12.357', W 78° 10.129'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 12' 21.42" N, 78° 10' 7.74" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 930-1114 Autumn View Ln, Winchester VA 22603, US
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