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Oak Hill (James Monroe House)

Aldie, Virginia
County of Loudoun.
8 miles south of Leesburg on U.S. 15
National Register Number: 66000842
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Site is open to history or garden groups..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 19, 1960):
From 1808 to 1830, Oak Hill, a two story brick house, was a residence of James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth President of the United States (1817-1825). He built the mansion here in 1820. He first outlined the Monroe Doctrine in a letter written here.

Oak Hill has been in the same family for the last 60 years. The house and garden are being maintained and the site is open for Garden or History Groups.

Loudoun is the fastest growing county in the U.S. Major development is occurring directly across the road.

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