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Leeds Castle News10 June 2019

Building American Connections

On Monday 27th May, Leeds Castle was delighted to receive a delegation from Fairfax County, Virginia.

Leeds Castle has a 370 year shared history with Virginia.

In 1649, a tract of land in Virginia was granted to the Culpeper family who had owned Leeds Castle since 1632.

In 1677 Thomas, 2nd Lord Culpeper was appointed as Governor of Virginia, and spent six years travelling back and forth between the two countries. After his death in 1689, his daughter Catherine inherited both Leeds Castle and the Virginia lands in 1710.

During the day, a friendship agreement was signed between Leeds Castle and the City and County of Fairfax. We look forward to a fruitful future relationship.

The US delegation was made up of:

Mr Barry Biggar, President/CEO Visit Fairfax

The Hon Sharon Bulova, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors County of Fairfax

The Hon Justin E Fairfax, Lieutenant Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia

Ms Christina Fullmer, Office of the Chairman County of Fairfax

Mr Bryan Hill, County Executive County of Fairfax

The Hon John Mason, Former Mayor City of Fairfax

The Hon David L Meyer, Mayor City of Fairfax

Ms Linda S Sullivan, President/CEO ArtsFairfax

Dr S David Wu, Provost /Executive Vice President George Mason University

Mrs Sheau-Ping Wu, wife of Dr Wu

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