VA-C18 Sully Plantation


The dwelling house at Sully Plantation was built in 1794 by Richard Bland Lee on land that had been patented in 1725. Lee was the first congressman from Northern Virginia and an early member of Phi Beta Kappa. His vote brought the capital city to the banks of the Potomac. Lee was appointed by President Madison as one of three commissioners to superintend the restoration of federal buildings burned by the British in 1814. Born as Leesylvania in Prince William County in 1761, Lee died in Washington in 1827.

Department of Conservation and Historic Resources, 1988

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