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


Bremo Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
1. Bremo Marker
Inscription. The nearby Bremo properties include three separate houses, all built by planter, soldier and reformer Gen. John Hartwell Cocke (1780 - 1866) on his family's 1725 land grant. The three properties - Bremo, Lower Bremo, and Recess - and their associated outbuildings were erected under Cocke's supervision. Bremo, completed in 1820, is an excellent example of Palladian-style architecture. Its design is the result of collaboration between Cocke and master builder John Neilson, who worked for Thomas Jefferson at Monticello and the University of Virginia. Lower Bremo and Recess both are neo-Jacobean-style architecture inspired by Bacon's Castle in Surry County.
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F 52.)
Location. 37° 43.012′ N, 78° 18.099′ W. Marker is in Bremo Bluff, Virginia, in Fluvanna County. Marker is at the intersection of James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) and County Route 656, on the right when traveling south on James Madison Highway. Click for map. Located at the turnoff to Bremo Bluffs boat landing. Marker is in this post office area: Bremo Bluff VA 23022, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buckingham County / Fluvanna County
Bremo Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
2. Bremo Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Carter G. Woodson Birthplace (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Carter G. Woodson Birthplace (approx. 1.9 miles away); Arvonia (approx. 3 miles away); Fork Union Military Academy (approx. 3.8 miles away); Abraham Seay (approx. 3.8 miles away); Fork Union Baptist Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); Fork Union Academy (approx. 3.9 miles away).
Also see . . .  Bremo Plantation. (PDF) National Register nomination documentation. (Submitted on February 28, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
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