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Belvoir mansion was a two story brick mansion in Fairfax County, overlooking the Potomac, built by William Fairfax between 1736-1741. Mount Vernon was located about three miles distant. In 1757 Fairfax's son, George William Fairfax (1724-1787), who was a close friend of George Washington, inherited the house. Belvoir burned in 1783. 


“029-0041 Belvoir (Belvoir Mansion Ruins and the Fairfax Grave).” Accessed September 6, 2022.

Snowden, William H. [from old catalog]. Some Old Historic Landmarks of Virginia and Maryland, Described in a Hand-Book for the Tourist over the Washington, Alexandria and Mount Vernon Electric Railway. Alexandria, Va.: Printed by G. H. Ramey & sons, 1904.