Rippon Lodge Living And Evolving Since 1747

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Rippon Lodge Woodbridge VA



Rippon Lodge is thought to be the oldest colonial home in Prince William County. It certainly is among the oldest in Northern Virginia.

It was built about 1747 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

When Rippon Lodge was purchased by Wade Hampton Ellis in 1924 it looked like the photo below which is hanging in the lodge and is the original configuration. He added the two wings, dormers and front porch. He also eliminated one front door and modified the front windows

Original Rippon Lodge configuration

It was last owned by Admiral Richard Blackburn Black, another descendant of the Blackburn 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.



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Shirley Parks
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Hi Karen, Somehow we missed out of visiting Rippon Lodge when we lived in Woodbridge.  If we ever go back for a visit, this will be a must-see.

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Wayne  You are welcome - I've got many more ready to go

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Shirley You will not be disappointed

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Hi Karen, Nice to see the photo from years ago compared to a photo from today.  Nice post honoring a landmark in your area.  Nice video also.

Gloria

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Gloria  It is an interesting transformation

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