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