Oak Hill (Annandale, Virginia)

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Oak Hill
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Oak Hill (Annandale, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Oak Hill (Annandale, Virginia)
Location 4716 Wakefield Chapel Rd., Annandale, Virginia
Coordinates 38°49′15″N 77°14′25″W / 38.82083°N 77.24028°W / 38.82083; -77.24028Coordinates: 38°49′15″N 77°14′25″W / 38.82083°N 77.24028°W / 38.82083; -77.24028
Area 2.7 acres (1.1 ha)
Built 1790
Architect Macomber, Walter M.
Architectural style Georgian, Colonial Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 04000478[1]
VLR # 029-0028
Significant dates
Added to NRHP 19 May 2004
Designated VLR March 17, 2004[2]

Oak Hill in Annandale, Virginia is a Georgian style home built in 1790. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.[1]

It was extensively renovated in the 1930s and is significant for its architecture after that renovation.[3]

History[edit]

From The Washington Post:

The house was one of three mansions built during the 18th century on Fitzhugh's enormous Ravensworth estate, named for a family estate in England. The tract was the largest single landholding in the history of what would become Fairfax County in 1792. It stretched from Fairfax City to Springfield and Falls Church, and south to Pohick Church....

Oak Hill was likely the oldest of the mansions, built by Major Henry Fitzhugh, another of William's sons, for Lund Washington, his land agent, according to records. Lund was a cousin of George Washington. Washington met the Fitzhugh family when, as a young surveyor, he made a map of the Ravensworth estate.

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On the night of November 5, 1861, a shootout occurred at Oak Hill between members of the units later involved in the Bog Wallow Ambush, in an area of much probing and patrolling between Union and Confederate forces.[5] All three of the Fitzhugh estates were protected by orders from both sides throughout the war.[6]

David and Amanda Scheetz purchased the home in 2008, after a foreclosure, for $1.15 million.[7] The home is open to tours periodically.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Jennifer B. Hallock and Laura V. Trieschmann (1 November 2003), "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Oak Hill (029-0028" (pdf), 32 pages including plans and map (National Park Service) 
  4. ^ Sandra Fleishman (1 April 2006). "A Piece of Annandale's Plotline". The Washington Post. 
  5. ^ A Look Back at Braddock District Fairfax County, Virginia Oak Hill: Civil War Skirmish
  6. ^ History of Annandale
  7. ^ Amy Gardner (24 July 2008). "Oak Hill Rises From The Ashes of Foreclosure". The Washington Post. 
  8. ^ "Private Historic Home Opens For Infrequent Public Visitation"

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