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

Derwent

 
 
Derwent Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
1. Derwent Marker
Inscription. Ten miles north is "Derwent", where Robert E. Lee lived in the summer of 1865 as the guest of Mrs. E. R. Cocke. Lee arrived at "Derwent" early in July. While there he was offered the presidency of Washington College, Lexington, which he accepted on August 24, 1865. On September 15, he left "Derwent" for Lexington.
 
Erected 1931 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number O 30.)
 
Location. 37° 29.922′ N, 78° 4.05′ W. Marker is near Powhatan, Virginia, in Powhatan County. Marker is on Old Buckingham Road (Virginia Route 13) 0.1 miles east of Ballsville Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Powhatan VA 23139, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cumberland County / Powhatan County (approx. 3.5 miles away); a different marker also named Cumberland County / Powhatan County (approx. 4 miles away); Mosby’s Tavern / Cumberland Old Courthouse (approx. 5 miles away); Dunlora Academy (approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named Derwent (approx. 7.4 miles
Derwent Marker on Old Buckingham Road (facing east). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
2. Derwent Marker on Old Buckingham Road (facing east).
away); a different marker also named Derwent (approx. 7.4 miles away); John Banister Tabb (approx. 7.6 miles away); Muddy Creek School (approx. 7.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Powhatan.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Derwent image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
3. Derwent
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 699 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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