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Within the 9,800 acres of land acquired by the CAA in 1958 existed many farms dating to earlier periods. Below is a table of notable farm properties lost in the construction of Dulles Airport and their corresponding land ownership records from 1860 and c. 1720-1740 in reverse chronological order.

NOTE: Not a complete list of acquired farm properties. Dates are approximate. Errors may be present in historical ownership records.

Edifice Data (by 1958)[1]

1958 Property Ownership[2]

1860 Ownership of Land Encompassing 1958 Property Area[3]

Original Land Grants Encompassing 1860 & 1958 Property Areas
(c. 1720-1740)[4]

Structures

Residence Construction Date (app.)

Owner(s)

Acquired Acreage

Owner

Acreage

Owner

Acreage

Two-story frame dwelling, barn, silo, other building.

1830

Beard, Joseph E. & John W.

122.733

Newman, Robert M.

451

Fitzhugh, John

1,020

Two-story frame dwelling, barn, 4 other buildings.

1910

Hyde, Leroy & Elizabeth

50

Awbrey, Francis

2,116

Two-story frame dwelling, 2 silos, barn, 4 other buildings.

1895

Carusillo, Louis J. & Anna T.

239.758

Two-story frame dwelling, 2 barns, 2 other buildings.

1850

Morris, Rose B.

73.574

Willcoxen, Fannie B.

400

Two-story frame dwelling, 2 barns, 2 silos, 4 other buildings.

1850

Herwig, Leopold J.

207.456

Two-story frame dwelling, barn, 2 other buildings.

1830

Jackson, Fannie

Turley, Charles W.

1,418+

Two-story frame dwelling.

1890

Haselden, William V. & Dorothy H.

117

2 frame dwellings, masonry dwelling, 2 barns, silo.

1915

Mayhew, Clifton D. & Myrtle

143.6

Turberville, George

4,142+

Two-story frame dwelling, 5 other buildings.

1820

Wrenn, Winnie H. & Robert F.

141.861

Two-story frame dwelling, 2 other buildings.

1905

Delay, John F. & Irene M.

10.029

Three-story masonry dwelling, barn, 4 other buildings, two-story frame dwelling.

1800-1820[5]

Travis, Lewis S. & Jean S.

129.685

Pierce, Abner

299+

Lee, Henry II

3,111

References

  1. Hugh C. Miller, Historical and Archaeological Survey Report, Washington Dulles International Airport, Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, Virginia, Virginia Department of Historic Resources, October 18, 1989.
  2. Fairfax County Deed Book (FX DB) 1685:142-419, August 22, 1958.
  3. Beth Mitchell & Edith Moore Sprouse, Fairfax County in 1860: Property Owners (Fairfax, VA).
  4. Original Land Grants & Current Roads. Map. Leesburg, VA: Loudoun County Office of Mapping & Geographic Information, 2009. http://www.flickr.com/photos/omagi/3726236799/in/set-72157619283256388/. (accessed 01-20-2011).
  5. Gamble, Sully: The Biography of a House, 134.