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

Edmund Ruffin's Grave

 
 
Edmund Ruffin's Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 31, 2009
1. Edmund Ruffin's Grave Marker
Inscription. Here at Marlbourne is the grave of Edmund Ruffin (1794-1865), one of the leading American agriculturists of the 19th century. He published and edited the Farmer's Register, an agricultural journal, for several years. In 1843, Ruffin moved to Marlbourne, where he performed many experiments to maintain the fertility of the soil using marl (a natural deposit of calcium carbonate) as fertilizer, resulting in increased crop yields. An ardent secessionist, he fired one of the first shots at Fort Sumter on 13 April 1861, and kept detailed journals documenting events during the Civil War. Despondent over the South's defeat, he committed suicide in June 1865.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O 24.)
 
Location. 37° 39.329′ N, 77° 13.583′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Mechanicsville Turnpike (U.S. 360) and Spring Run Road, on the right when traveling east on Mechanicsville Turnpike. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsville VA 23111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “The Old Church” (approx. 0.8 miles away); Stuart's Ride
Edmund Ruffin's Grave Marker on Rte 360 (facing east). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 31, 2009
2. Edmund Ruffin's Grave Marker on Rte 360 (facing east).
(approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Stuartís Ride (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cavalry Action At Linney's (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named Stuart's Ride (approx. 1.8 miles away); Cornwallis's Route (approx. 2.7 miles away); Henry's Call to Arms (approx. 2.7 miles away); "Hanover Town" (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Marlbourne 1966 Nomination (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on September 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Edmund Ruffin (1794–1865). CivilWar@Smithsonian. (Submitted on September 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Edmund Ruffin. Find A Grave (Submitted on November 30, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureWar, US Civil
 
Edmund Ruffin's grave image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 21, 2012
3. Edmund Ruffin's grave
Edmund Ruffin, agricultural reformer image. Click for full size.
4. Edmund Ruffin, agricultural reformer
Library of Congress [LC-BH83- 969]
Edmund Ruffin, Southern firebrand image. Click for full size.
5. Edmund Ruffin, Southern firebrand
National Archives [530493]
Marlbourne, Hanover County image. Click for full size.
By National Register Nomination
6. Marlbourne, Hanover County
 
 
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