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

Barclay House and Scottsville Museum

 
 
Barclay House and Scottsville Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 8, 2009
1. Barclay House and Scottsville Museum Marker
Inscription. Here stands the Barclay House, built about 1830, later the home of Dr. James Turner Barclay, inventor for the U. S. Mint and missionary to Jerusalem. He founded the adjacent Diciples Church in 1846 and served as its first preacher. It is now the Scottsville Museum.
 
Erected 1972 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number GA-35.)
 
Location. 37° 47.931′ N, 78° 29.583′ W. Marker is in Scottsville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on East Main Street (Virginia Route 6) east of Valley Street (Virginia Route 20), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scottsville VA 24590, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scottsville (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Scottsville (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hurricane Camille (about 700 feet away); Scottsville Confederate Cemetery
Barclay House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 8, 2009
2. Barclay House and Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Hatton Ferry (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Hatton Ferry (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Hatton Ferry (approx. 3 miles away); Wilson Cary Nicholas (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Scottsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Barclay House and Scottsville Museum. “The Barclay House is a small townhouse on Scottsville's Lot 31 and is next door to the Disciples of Christ Church (now Scottsville Museum) on Main Street. John B. Hart purchased this property without a structure in 1830 and resold the lot six months later for his original purchase price. On January 1, 1838, Daniel P. Perkins sold Lot 31 with its ‘house and lot on Main Street’ to Sarah C. Harris, mother of James Turner Barclay. By 1850, Dr. James Turner Barclay and his family lived in this house next door to the Disciples of Christ Church where he was its first minister.”
Scottsville Museum and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Amy Martin Wilson, May 20, 2009
3. Scottsville Museum and Marker
(Submitted on April 16, 2009.) 

2. Disciples of Christ Church. “After three years in Jerusalem, Dr. Barclay returned to America and wrote a book, The City of the Great King. In 1854, President Pierce appointed him to the Philadelphia Mint to determine ways to stop counterfeiting as well as coin deterioration. In 1857, the Barclay family went back to their Jerusalem mission for eight more years. When they returned to the United States in 1865, Dr. Barclay became Professor of Chemistry at Bethany College until his retirement.” (Submitted on April 16, 2009.) 

3. Our Museum’s Mission. “Scottsville Museum brings our town’s history to life, from its beginnings as an 18th century James River settlement to its shining era as a bustling 19th century river and canal port. Additionally the Museum depicts Scottsville as a center of Civil War activity through its re-emergence as a thriving community in the 20th century. Housed inside the former Disciples of Christ Church, built in 1846, the Scottsville Museum displays permanent and rotating exhibits on James River transportation, the Civil War, Native American artifacts,
Scottsville Museum image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 8, 2009
4. Scottsville Museum
school life, theater, clothing, toys, furniture, and photographs.” (Submitted on April 16, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Scottsville Time Capsule image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 8, 2009
5. Scottsville Time Capsule
“Time Capsule. 250th anniversary, 4 Sept. 1994, founding of Scottsville, Virginia. To be opened 300th anniversary 4 Sept. 2044.”
 
 
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