Fairfax County (Va.)


Arell's tavern was located in Alexandria, Virginia, and was owned by Richard Arell.

GW's Ferry farm consisted of two tracts purchased in 1769 and 1770 from John Posey and John West, Jr.  A short distance down the Potomac River from the Mount Vernon mansion, the farm was located ... Read More

On 18 Dec. 1759, Nathan Hughes applied for a license to keep an ordinary in Alexandria, and in December 1760 he and his wife mortgaged their property to Carlyle & Dalton.

GW in 1795 and 1796 bought a total of twenty-five shares in the Bank of Alexandria, fifteen for $200 a share and ten for $197 a share  (see Ledger C, 36).

The Four Mile Run tract was located on the north side of Four Mile Run, a stream that enters the Potomac River north of Alexandria. While GW began surveying the land on 22 April 1785, it was not  ... Read More

Hunting Creek tobacco warehouse was one of four public tobacco warehouses in Fairfax County, Virginia. The others were Pohick, Falls of Potomac, and Colchester. Each had two inspectors appointed ... Read More

Belvoir, George William Fairfax's estate, was located on the west bank of the Potomac River not far from Mount Vernon.

See also: Fields, Mason Faulkner. "Belvoir." The Digital ... Read More

Mrs. Penelope Manley French owned land that lay between the Ferry and Dogue Run farms. GW bought French’s tract and another tract lying between the two farms in 1786.

John Lomax’s tavern was on the corner of Princess and Water streets in Alexandria, Virginia.

Cameron was the name of the settlement or neighborhood which began at the junction of several major roads leading into Alexandria, between one and two miles west of town, and thence extending ... Read More

Gardner's ordinary was owned by William Gardner. He secured a license to operate an ordinary in Fairfax County on 15 April 1765.

The Mount Vernon estate, located on the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia, was the home of George and Martha Washington.

See also: "Growth of Mount Vernon." The ... Read More

John and Mercy Chew kept a tavern in Alexandria; GW’s “Club” was the total charges for his entertainment at the tavern.

Grayson's ordinary was run by Benjamin Grayson. On 19 Sept. 1764 he was granted a license by the Fairfax County court to keep an ordinary in Alexandria.

The sale of the Truro Parish glebe (and church plate) was necessitated by the creation of Cameron Parish (1749) and Fairfax Parish (1765) out of Truro and was authorized by an act of the assembly ... Read More

Located on Occoquan Creek, Colchester was a settlement of Scottish merchants approximately eight miles from Mount Vernon.

John Hollis (d. 1768) ran an ordinary in Fairfax County near the Loudoun County line.

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