George Mason's Plantations & Landholdings
Once the plantation home of George Mason, Mason Neck is comprised of more that 5,000 acres of land bounded by the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers and Pohick Creek. The Colonial Plantations of George Mason by Robert Morgan Moxham, provides much insight into the history of Mason Neck.
When visitors come to Gunston Hall, they see George Mason's 18th-century Georgian mansion and a portion of his once thriving plantation. However, Gunston Hall was not George Mason's only plantation. In addition to the 5,500 acres surrounding Gunston Hall, Mason owned and farmed approximately 24,000 acres spread out over both Virginia and Maryland. This section provides information about some of these landholdings in order to give researchers a better understanding of George Mason as an 18th-century planter and land speculator.
Virginia Land Sales and Deeds of Gift
A chronological list of lands that are known to have been sold or given away by George Mason I, George Mason II, George Mason III, and George Mason IV of Gunston Hall.
Virginia Land Patents
A chronological list of lands that George Mason I, George Mason II, George Mason III, and George Mason IV of Gunston Hall acquired by patent through the colonial government of Virginia.
Virginia Land Purchases
A chronological list of lands known to have been purchased by George Mason II, George Mason III, and George Mason IV of Gunston Hall.