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Waveland is a large farm located in Fauquier County’s Piedmont Valley and surrounded entirely by functioning agricultural land. The 1835 Greek Revival–style mansion originally featured a three-bay-wide, rectangular plan, until an 1859 two-bay-deep rear addition was built to make the dwelling T-shaped. John Augustine Washington III, the last member of the nation’s premier family to own Mount Vernon, bought Waveland in 1858. That same year, he turned over guardianship of Mount Vernon to the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, inspiring a monumental historic preservation movement. At Waveland, Washington installed a technologically-advanced water-delivery system that was supposedly modeled on one at the White House. This Fauquier County estate is located in the Carter’s Run Rural Historic District.

Last Updated: June 2, 2023

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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

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Warrenton Historic District (Boundary Increase 2024)

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Silver Hill Baptist Church and School

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African American Resources in Fauquier County, Virginia, 1865–1973

(MPD) Multiple Property Document