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Colonial Heights, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Magnolia Acuminata

 
 
Magnolia Acuminata Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
1. Magnolia Acuminata Marker
Inscription. Commonly called “Cucumber Tree”

One legend says that Thomas Shore, the owner of Violet Bank, planted this tree from a slip given to him by Thomas Jefferson.
General Robert E. Lee was camped here on the morning of July 30, 1864 and heard the explosion of the Crater.
 
Location. 37° 14.502′ N, 77° 24.306′ W. Marker is in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Arlington Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 Virginia Avenue, Colonial Heights VA 23834, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lee at Violet Bank (a few steps from this marker); Violet Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee's Headquarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lafayette At Petersburg (about 500 feet away); Colonial Heights War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Pocahontas (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pocahontas Island (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Battle at the Bridge (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Colonial Heights.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Colonial Heights. History of the Cucumber Tree. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Violet Bank Markers near the Cucumber Tree Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
2. Violet Bank Markers near the Cucumber Tree
 

2. Colonial Heights Recreation & Parks. Violet Bank Museum. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. City of Colonial Heights. The history of Violet Bank. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

4. Civil War Traveler. Colonial Heights. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryWar, US Civil
 
The Cucumber Tree at Violet Bank Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
3. The Cucumber Tree at Violet Bank
The Cucumber Tree at Violet Bank Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
4. The Cucumber Tree at Violet Bank
Violet Bank, Colonial Heights, VA Photo, Click for full size
Historic American Buildings Survey, circa 1941
5. Violet Bank, Colonial Heights, VA
Library of Congress [HABS VA,21-____,4-]
Warning Sign Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
6. Warning Sign
 
 
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