Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1719/00/00 Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron Owner Thomas Lord Fairfax inherits the five million acre Northern Neck grant in Virginia from his mother, a daughter of Thomas, Lord Culpeper. These rents are collected by his resident land agent, Robert "King" Carter.
1720/00/00 Robert Carter I Work Resident land agent, Robert Carter collects rents on the Northern Neck grant for Thomas Lord Fairfax.
1747/00/00 Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron Home Thomas Lord Fairfax lays out a residence at Greenway Court called "the Quarter" (lost).
1749/00/00 George Washington Work Thomas Lord Fairfax engages George Washington as a surveyor for three years, 1749-51. Here quit rents are collect and George Washington probably keeps his instruments.
1751/00/00 Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron Home Fairfax is joined by his nephew from England, and together they live at Greenway Court Manor. Faitfax's life here is not happy. He invites no women to his lavish parties. Quit rents are not always willingly paid, and he is constantly involved in boundary
1762/00/00 The limestone Land Office is built as to receive quit rents and store land records. The door is made of hewn boards given double thickness by other boards laid diagonally on the inside and secured to those on the outside by hand-wrought clinched nails.
1828/00/00 The brick farmhouse at Greenway Court is built around 1828.
1834/00/00 When the main building, the steward's house, roof collapses in 1834, the rest of the house is torn down.

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Particulars for Greenway Court, Virginia:
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Exploration-settlement
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Historic Use Professional

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000829
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Exploration-settlement
Applicable Criteria: Event
Period of Significance: 1700-1749, 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1748, 1781
Historic Function: Commerce, Trade
Historic Sub-Function: Professional
Current Function: Vacant, not in use
Current Sub-Function:

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