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

Mattoax

 
 
Mattoax Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 31, 2009
1. Mattoax Marker
Inscription. Mattoax was located to the south on the Appomattox River. John Randolph, Sr., built a house there in the 1770s that burned after 1810; it was the boyhood home of his son, John Randolph of Roanoke. Mattoax also was the residence of St. George Tucker, a noted jurist, and his sons: Henry St. George Tucker, lawyer and legislator, and Nathaniel Beverley Tucker, novelist and law professor. In 1854 Sylvester J. Pearce built a second house on the site that stood until the 1930s.
 
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number O 26.)
 
Location. 37° 13.925′ N, 77° 26.687′ W. Marker is near Petersburg, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on River Road (Virginia Route 36) west of Winfree Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. This marker is located in front of the Ettrick-Matoaca Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4501 River Road, Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Central State Hospital (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battersea (approx. 1.2 miles away); Edge Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Virginia State University
Mattoax Marker on River Road (facing east). Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 31, 2009
2. Mattoax Marker on River Road (facing east).
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Ettrick (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named Virginia State University (approx. 1.5 miles away); Appomattox River Heritage Trail (approx. 1.5 miles away); Campbell's Bridge (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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