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Mount Vernon
Fairfax County, Virginia


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The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Mount Vernon is approximately 28,582 (2000), 12416 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 10,834 (1990), 4563 (2010).
The amount of land area in Mount Vernon is 19.718 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Mount Vernon is 7.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 2.075 sq kilometers.
The distance from Mount Vernon to Washington DC is 13 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is 84 miles. (as the crow flies)
Mount Vernon is positioned 38.71 degrees north of the equator and 77.10 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Mount Vernon elevation is 115 feet above sea level.
Mount Vernon median income is $ 61,119 (2000).
The Mount Vernon median home price is $ 190,800 (2000).
The average winter temperature is 34.4 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 55.5 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 78.5 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 57.9 degrees F.


near Washington, D.C. in eastern Virginia. Nearby communities include Hybla Valley, Fort Belvoir, Fort Hunt, Groveton, Franconia, Rose Hill, Belle Haven and Huntington.
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George Washington's Mount Vernon: Estate & Gardens
1999 was the Bicentennial at Mount Vernon, the home and burial place for George and Martha Washington. Their estate overlooks the Potomac River and includes equipment for his drafting and surveying, military equipment, furniture and more, much of it as it was in his day. His birthplace was at Popes Creek Plantation. The family moved from Popes Creek in 1735 and settled at Little Hunting creek Plantation. They then moved to Ferry Farm near Fredericksburg. When their father died, George's older half-brother, Lawrence, inherited the plantation and renamed it Mount Vernon. He died in 1752 and two years later, George received the plantation. He lived there from 1783 until he died in 1799, interrupted by his tenure as president. Much of the original furniture is seen in the home, including the bed in which he died. Nearby Woodlawn Plantation has a Georgian-style mansion and formal gardens. It was deed to his foster daughter in 1799 as a wedding present. The Pope-Leighey House, a Frank Lloy Wright house, is also on the grounds. It was moved here from Falls Church, Virginia.

George Washington lived at his home, Mount Vernon, on the Potomac River until his death in 1799. For more details, see the Mount Vernon website.
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Mount Vernon


The population of Mount Vernon was:
1990 - 27,485
2000 - 28,582

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