Fairfax County, Virginia
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Sully was the home of Richard Bland Lee, a Virginia Assemblyman
and Northern Virginia's Representative of the first U.S. Congress.
He was the brother of "Lighthorse Harry" Lee and uncle
of General Robert E. Lee.
Lee's diligent management, the 770 acre farm prospered. During
this time, Sully was operated chiefly by slave labor which included
farm hands, domestics and skilled artisans. In 1842, the farm
was sold to Quaker families from Dutches County, New York. Scientific
farming methods were introduced during the 1840's and 1850's.
Sully continued as a successful farm and private residence until
it was condemned for construction of Washington Dulles International
Airport. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the bill saving
Sully and transferring it to stewardship of the Fairfax County
Sully looks today much as it did when completed in 1794. It is
furnished with antiques of the Federal Period and some pieces
original to the Lee family. The estate includes a kitchen-laundry,
smokehouse, stone dairy, formal gardens and schoolhouse store.
© 1994 Dianne Harrah, Drawing © 1994 Bill Harrah