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Hague in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Burnt House Field

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
1. The Burnt House Field Marker
Inscription. A mile and a half to the north is the Burnt House Field, a Lee family graveyard in which were buried Richard Lee of “Machotick,” Thomas Lee of “Stratford,” Richard Henry Lee of “Chantilly,” their wives, and others. These burials were in the garden of the Lees’ “Machotick” plantation house, which burned down in 1729.
 
Erected 1966 by The Society of the Lees of Virginia.
 
Location. 38° 4.207′ N, 76° 38.804′ W. Marker is in Hague, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Cople Highway (Virginia Route 202) and Coles Point Road (County Route 612), on the right when traveling east on Cople Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hague VA 22469, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richard Henry Lee’s Grave (a few steps from this marker); Lee Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Zion Baptist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Nomini Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Yeocomico Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Washington’s Mother
The Burnt House Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
2. The Burnt House Field Marker
(approx. 2.2 miles away); McCoy Revolutionary Soldiers (approx. 2.3 miles away); War of 1812 (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hague.
 
Regarding The Burnt House Field. The Burnt House Field is the former site of Thomas Lee’s Machotick, or Machodoc, Plantation. Shortly after it burned he began construction of Stratford Hall, nearby.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,123 times since then and 21 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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