Fairfax County History Commission Historical Roadside Marker


Mount Air

Mount AirMarker Text: The original 522~acre plantation was granted to Dennis McCarty in 1727 and passed through the hands of only three additional families: the Chichesters, Landstreets and Kernans. Mount Air represents in microcosm a history of Fairfax county~~the rise and fall of an economy based on tobacco in the 18th century; the subdivision of vast tracts of land after the American Revolution; and the damage that occurred from military occupation during the Civil War. Fire destroyed the Greek Revival style house in 1992. The charred foundation, gardens and outbuildings are a testament to the changes in fortune and fashion reflecting the lives of many generations of owners.

Date Installed: October 2007

Marker Credits: Fully funded by the Fairfax County Park Authority.

Marker Location: Lorton. On Fisher Woods Drive west of Accotink Road. Near the entrance to Mount Air Historic Site.

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