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Fairfield Foundation now owns its namesake historic site

The Fairfield Foundation has announced that it now owns the historic 223-acre Fairfield Plantation property in White Marsh.

Dr. David A. Brown, co-director of the Fairfield Foundation, said that founding Fairfield Foundation board member and property owner Stacy B. Lloyd III of Northern Virginia has arranged for the property to transfer from his estate to the foundation.

Brown said that Lloyd, as a descendant of Lewis Burwell I who patented the property in the mid-17th century, considered his involvement with the Fairfield Foundation a family affair, wished for the property and the artifacts excavated over the past 18 years to remain in the county for the benefit of the community.

Lloyd passed away in 2017 and the property was transferred to the foundation in March, Brown said, adding that the donation will make a difference for generations to come. The 2017 county assessment sets the property’s value at $516,850. 

“We were greatly saddened by Mr. Lloyd’s pas...

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