What President's Estate Was Named Mount Vernon?


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Mount Vernon, located in Fairfax County, Virginia, was both the home and burial place of George Washington, the first United States President. The main area of the estate is the 18th-century two-story Georgian mansion, which was occupied by Washington and his family.

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Mount Vernon is located only fifteen miles south of Washington, D.C., and originally consisted of 5,000 acres of land. It was purchased by George Washington's father when George was three years old and remained their family home for several generations before being sold to Ann Pamela Cunningham, who headed the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association of the Union, a group dedicated to restoring and maintaining the property. Since then, it has been maintained as a historical tourist attraction.

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