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. . . HISTORIC HOMES . . . (Click on an image to see the actual notecard size)
Ash Grove
Tysons Corner, Virginia
#NC-06105-HM - Notecards

Evidence suggests that Ash Grove was built on the stone and brick foundation of a log house. This hunting lodge was used by Thomas, sixth Lord Fairfax, for whom Fairfax County is named. Ownership of the 5,568 acre site transferred to William in 1740, then to Bryan, and to Thomas, ninth Lord Fairfax, in 1788.

Ash Grove, begun about 1790, was one room deep, 3 stories high including the finished garret. The property was a gift to Henry, son of Thomas. Henry was killed in the Mexican War and his widow sold the 241 acre site to James Sherman.

Having relocated from Locke, New York, Sherman became prominent as a farmer, mill owner and school teacher. Ash Grove remained the Sherman family seat from 1850 until 1997. Wilson and Lee Sherman sold the property to a developer who proffered the historic core of the site to the Fairfax County Park Authority. The stewardship tradition of the Fairfax and Sherman families continues.

Text © 1998 Terry White, Drawing © 1998 Bill Harrah

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