History of Rose Hill

John Marshall Library

Greendale Golf Course

Historic Fairfax County

This map is an extract from An Interpretive Historical Map prepared by Beth Mitchell and published in 1978.  The map is actually of Fairfax County in 1760 and shows all of the property owners at that time.  The book published with the map gives land ownership, leaseholders and tenants, slaveholdings (and non-slave owners), roads, bridges, churches, tobacco inspection warehouses, courthouse, mills, ordinaries, and ferries. Daniel French Jr. and George Washington were two of the largest slave owners

A portion of the map showing the Rose Hill area outlines the property boundaries of original owners of Rose Hill and nearby communities, including Daniel French owner of the original Rose Hill Farm.  It is interesting to note that what is now South Kings Highway was the property boundary between Daniel French and Sarah Brook.