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Woodlawn Plantation

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Fairfax Co., VA


Date Constructed/ Founded



Associated Surnames

not determined


Historical notes

Before his death in 1799, President George Washington provided 2,000 acres of his Mount Vernon estate (Dogue Run Farm) to Major Lawrence and Eleanor Custis Lewis. Over 90% of the people that lived and worked at Woodlawn were enslaved people of African descent.


Associated Slave Workplaces

Dogue Run Farm (Fairfax Co., VA)


Associated Free Persons


  • Major Lawrence Lewis - owner; nephew of President George Washington
  • Eleanor "Nelly" Custis Lewis - wife of Lawrence Lewis; granddaughter of Martha Washington


Associated Enslaved Persons


  • none recorded yet


Research Leads and Plantation Records


  • none reported yet


Miscellaneous Information


  • none





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