Three miles south is Greenway Court, residence of Thomas, sixth Lord Fairfax, proprietor of the vast Northern Neck grant, which he inherited. Born in Leeds Castle, England, in 1693, Fairfax settled in Virginia, in 1747, for the rest of his life. He made Greenway Court his home in 1751. George Washington, employed as a surveyor on this grant, was there frequently in his youth. Fairfax died there, December 9, 1781.
Geographic Location: Clarke County
Physical Description of Location: North corner of intersection between John Mosby Highway (US 50) and Lord Fairfax Highway (US 340), Boyce, VA 22620. Marker is on right when traveling west on US 50, in front of Sheetz.
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