Near here stood Ravensworth, a Fitzhugh and Lee family home. Built about 1796 by William Fitzhugh, the mansion stood on the largest single land grant in Fairfax County, the 21,966 acres acquired by Fitzhugh's great-grandfather in 1685. During the Civil War the house was not molested by either side. After the war Ravensworth came into the possession of Robert E. Lee's second son, Maj. Gen. W. H. F. ("Rooney") Lee. Ravensworth, a frame Palladian-style mansion, was one of the most imposing residences in Fairfax County until it burned in 1926.
Geographic Location: Fairfax County
Physical Description of Location: Springfield, VA 22161. Located on Port Royal Road, 0.2 miles south of the intersection of Port Royal Road and Braddock Road (VA-620). Marker is on the right when traveling south on Port Royal Road.
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