Rippon Lodge is thought to be the oldest colonial home in Prince William County and quite possibly in Northern Virginia.
It was built about 1725 by Richard Black-burn of Ripon, an old cathedral town in England. Colonel Thomas Blackburn, his son, was a contemporary and fought with George Washington. In that period the families of Mount Vernon and Rippon were on very intimate terms. George Washington even made reference in his diary to overnight stays at Rippon Lodge with Mrs. Washington.
Its' ownership changed over the years, but was last owned by Admiral Richard Blackburn Black, another descendant of the Blackbiurn family, who was noted for his exploration of the North Pole with Admiral Byrd. The lodge was passed to Admiral Black's daughter in 1989. She later sold the property to Prince William County in 2000.
Although previously owned by famous military families the home is no longer available to be purchased by the public. However, Prince William County is home to many modern day miltary personnel, because of its' ease of transportation to
- The Pentagon
- Washington, DC
- Fort Belvoir
- MCB Quantico
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