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Rippon Lodge is a one and half story wooden frame house that was constructed around 1740 by Richard Blackburn (d.1757.) Located in Prince William County, about twelve miles southwest from Mount Vernon, the Blackburns of Rippon lodge became close friends with the Washingtons. Julia Ann Blackburn Washington was born at Rippon Lodge. 


“076-0023 Rippon Lodge.” Accessed September 16, 2022.

Garden Club of Virginia, Frances Archer Christian, and Susanne Williams Massie. Homes and Gardens in Old Virginia. Richmond: Garrett & Massie, incorporated, 1931.