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Near Greenwood in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mirador

 
 
Mirador Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2007
1. Mirador Marker
Inscription. This was the girlhood home of Viscountess Nancy Astor, first woman member of the British Parliament. She was a daughter of Chiswell Dabney Langhorne, who bought “Mirador” in 1892. The house was built sometime after 1832 for James M. Bowen.
 
Erected 1961.
 
Location. 38° 1.95′ N, 78° 46.194′ W. Marker is near Greenwood, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Rockfish Gap Turnpike (U.S. 250), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Chiswell Dabney Langhorne, a Confederate officer in the Civil War made his fortune in the 1890s as contractor to the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and purchased Mirador as a country retreat. Marker is in this post office area: Greenwood VA 22943, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Mirador (approx. 1.1 miles away); VDOT Workers’ Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Nelson County / Albemarle County (approx. 3.5 miles away); The Rothwell Family ... / Elisha Wm. Robertson ... (approx. 3.6 miles away); Staunton and James River Turnpike (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenwood.
 
Also see . . .  Chiswell Dabney Langhorne and His Dynamic Daughters. By James Fox (Submitted on July 4, 2007.) 
 
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Mirador Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2007
2. Mirador Marker
Mirador Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2007
3. Mirador
The View from Mirador Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2007
4. The View from Mirador
Mirador Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, August 2, 2009
5. Mirador
This telephoto view is from Afton Mountain, from the I-64 Scenic Overlook.
 

 
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