Linton Hall, Virginia

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Linton Hall is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. The population was 8,620 at the 2000 census.

According the United States Census Bureau, residents of Linton Hall had an average commute of 46.3 minutes each way between 2005 and 2007, the longest average commute for the period in the nation.[3][4] The average commute in the United States for the period was 25.1 minutes.[3] The chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors said commutes were especially long for residents during the period studied because the county had not finished building roads to support the new residential areas that had just been built.[3]

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History

The area is named for Linton Hall School, a school founded by Benedictine nuns on the site of the former Lintons Ford Plantation. Lintons Ford was left to Sister Mary Baptista, a member of the Linton Family who attended Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington D.C. Upon her death, she left the land to Benedictine monks for the purpose of educating the children of Prince William County. Nuns were invited in to run the Linton Hall School and the Benedictine monastery remains part of the school to this day.

Over the last century they sold most of their property, much of it ending up in the hands of real estate developers, resulting in the Braemar subdivision, a series of upscale housing developments with a large homeowners association.

The Linton family cemetery is located inside Braemar and the iron fence and monuments remain intact today. The site was surveyed by the Prince William County Archaeologist, Prince William County Historical Society and County Arborist for potential restoration in 2006. While it was the intent of the nuns at Linton Hall to maintain ownership of the cemetery, it was determined that, due to loss of land records for that space during the Civil War (attributed to the burning of the Brentsville Courthouse), the cemetery was deemed "unowned" and remains in this status today, like many others in Virginia.

Geography

Linton Hall is located at 38°45′15″N 77°34′50″W / 38.75417°N 77.58056°W / 38.75417; -77.58056 (38.754262, -77.580487)[5].

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