“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mount Holly in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)


Bushfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
1. Bushfield Marker
Inscription. A mile and a half east, this was the home of John Augustine Washington, younger brother of George Washington, who visited here. Here was born, in 1762, Bushrod Washington, who became Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1798, and died in 1829. He inherited Mount Vernon.
Erected 1959 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number JT-5.)
Location. 38° 5.478′ N, 76° 43.11′ W. Marker is in Mount Holly, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Cople Highway (Virginia Route 202) and Mount Holly Road (County Route 621), on the left when traveling east on Cople Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montross VA 22520, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Glebe (here, next to this marker); Morgan Jones Kiln (here, next to this marker); Nominy Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); The War of 1812 / British Landing at Nomini Ferry (approx. 0.8 miles away); Nomini Hall (approx. 2.3 miles away); Nomini Baptist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Armstead Tasker Johnson School (approx. 3.6 miles away); Lee Hall (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Holly.
Regarding Bushfield.
Bushfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
2. Bushfield Marker
Bushfield today is a private residence.
Also see . . .  Bushfield History. This website has photos of Bushfield. “Settled in 1665 by Richard and Thomas Bushrod, Bushfield Plantation at one time included more than 1,500 acres, and by 1745 included a fully established water grist mill. Tobacco was the main commodity of the time and Bushfield apparently was a large producer. Adjoining acreages were purchased with tobacco and many beneficiaries of the various wills of the Bushrod family received their inheritance in tobacco. Living in the center of the lower Potomac plantation area, the Bushrods counted the Carters of Nomini Hall, the Lees of Stratford Hall and Chantilly (just across the water), and the Washingtons of Wakefield among their close friends and neighbors.” (Submitted on September 12, 2009.) 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,268 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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