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  1. Mount Vernonnoun

    the former residence of George Washington in northeastern Virginia overlooking the Potomac river


  1. Mount Vernon

    Mount Vernon, located in Fairfax County, Virginia near Alexandria, was the plantation home of the first President of the United States, George Washington. The estate is situated on the banks of the Potomac River across from Prince George's County, Maryland. The Washington family had owned land in the area since the time of Washington's great-grandfather in 1674, and in 1739 embarked on an expansion of the estate that continued under George Washington. He came into possession of the estate in 1754, but did not become its sole owner until 1761. The mansion is built of wood in a loose Palladian style, and was constructed by George Washington in stages between 1757 and 1778; it occupies the site of an earlier, smaller house built for George Washington's brother, Lawrence, in 1741. It remained Washington's country home for the rest of his life. Following his death in 1799, under the ownership of several successive generations of the family, the estate progressively declined. In 1858, the house's historical importance was recognized and it was saved from ruin by the The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association; this philanthropic organization acquired it together with part of the Washington estate. Escaping the damage suffered by many plantation houses during the American Civil War, Mount Vernon was restored.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mount vernon in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mount vernon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  1. Rebecca Aloisi:

    We have seen growing interest in our country's founding and other topics related to the government and the precedents that George Washington set, we hope that people will come to Mount Vernon in person or explore our website to learn more and find some inspiration.

  2. Curt Viebranz:

    It's hard to believe, but only 50 years after his death, in the early 1850s, the home was in complete disrepair, a woman was taking a steamer (on the Potomac). It was the custom of the captain to ring the bell when he got in front of Mount Vernon. She looked up. She saw the shape of the house.

  3. Curt Viebranz:

    There was some nervousness about what might happen to the house, but through an order of Gen. Winfield Scott, who was a Union general, it was really set up as neutral ground. So, effectively, any soldiers that visited Mount Vernon, Confederate or Union soldiers, came out of uniform, with absolutely no flags or anything like that, because it was thought to be totally nonpartisan.

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