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Glen Allen in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Meadow Farm

 
 
Meadow Farm Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
1. Meadow Farm Marker
Inscription. The land comprising Meadow Farm was first patented by William Sheppard in 1713. In 1800, Sheppard family slaves thwarted plans for a well-organized slave uprising known as Gabriel's Insurrection. The farmhouse was built in 1810. Dr. John Mosby Sheppard practiced medicine at Meadow Farm between 1840 and 1877. The last private owner of Meadow Farm, Major General Sheppard Crump, was a founding member of the American Legion and Adjutant General of Virginia from 1956-1960. Until 1960, the Sheppard family farmed the land, growing a variety of grains and tobacco.
 
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number EA 1.)
 
Location. 37° 40.375′ N, 77° 31.028′ W. Marker is in Glen Allen, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Meadow Farm Drive 0.2 miles north of Mountain Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen VA 23060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Courtney Road Service Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sheppard and Baker's Grant (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Courtney Road Service Station
Crump Park Playground Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
2. Crump Park Playground
(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Meadow Farm (approx. mile away); Box Car (approx. half a mile away); Caboose (approx. half a mile away); Glen Allen Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad Company (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Glen Allen.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in General Sheppard Crump Memorial Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Henrico County Recreation and Parks. Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park. (Submitted on February 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Brookland District Historic Sites - Meadow Farm Museum. Henrico County Historical Society (Submitted on November 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,025 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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