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

Old Potts Graveyard

 
 
Old Potts Graveyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 3, 2009
1. Old Potts Graveyard Marker
Inscription. David Potts, a quaker, established this cemetery from a portion of his farm. He migrated here from Philadelphia Co. Pa. and in 1746 leased 866 acres of land from Catesby Cocke which he later purchased. He was born about the year 1700 and died 1768. No marked stone can be found to identify his grave but he and several generations of his family are buried here.
 
Erected 1968 by Trustees of the Potts Cemetery.
 
Location. 39° 11.674′ N, 77° 45.697′ W. Marker is near Hillsboro, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Shannondale Road (County Route 714) and Edgegrove Road (Route 716), on the left when traveling west on Shannondale Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Purcellville VA 20132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This Is the Birthplace of Susan Koerner Wright (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ketoctin Church Short Hill (approx. 2.7 miles away); John W. Mobberly (approx. 3 miles away); Keyes Gap (approx. 4.6 miles away in West Virginia but has been reported missing); Beyond Purcellville
Old Potts Graveyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 3, 2009
2. Old Potts Graveyard Marker
(approx. 4.6 miles away); Purcellville Station (approx. 4.6 miles away); Jefferson County / State of Virginia (approx. 4.6 miles away in West Virginia); Tracks into History (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hillsboro.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Cemetery Section image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 3, 2009
3. Cemetery Section
Several families used the graveyard.
Potts Gravestones image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 3, 2009
4. Potts Gravestones
The Potts gravestones are mostly grouped in the southeast corner of the cemetery.
Graveyard From the Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 3, 2009
5. Graveyard From the Road
The graveyard is within an enclosure, just off the road.
Edgegrove Farm image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 3, 2009
6. Edgegrove Farm
Just south of the cemetery, along Edgegrove Road, is a sign indicating the location of the Pott's homestead settled in 1746.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,125 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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