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Near Churchville in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mount Pleasant

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
1. Mount Pleasant Marker
Inscription. Mount Pleasant, a venerable stone dwelling exemplifying traditional Shenandoah Valley domestic architecture, was erected on the 1740 land grant to John Moffett from King George II. Originally known as Moffetts Bottom, early probate records reflect a house descending to eldest son George in 1749. Colonel George Moffett (1735–1811) completed the construction by 1760 and lived here until his death. During the Revolutionary War, Moffett led the Augusta Militia. In June 1781, Mount Pleasant sheltered Patrick Henry and members of the Virginia Assembly fleeing British troops under Colonel “Blood” Banastre Tarleton. The Moffett family sold the property in 1826 and the interior was remodeled at that time.
 
Erected 2008 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-226.)
 
Location. 38° 14.607′ N, 79° 5.118′ W. Marker is near Churchville, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is on Middle River Road (County Route 736) north of Union Church Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map.
Colonel George Moffett and Mount Pleasant Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
2. Colonel George Moffett and Mount Pleasant Markers
Marker is in this post office area: Churchville VA 24421, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel George Moffett (here, next to this marker); Last Indian Clash (approx. 3.3 miles away); James Edward Hanger (approx. 4.4 miles away); Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson (approx. 5.4 miles away); Grandma Moses in Augusta County (approx. 5.6 miles away); Willow Spout (approx. 5.8 miles away); Augusta Military Academy (approx. 6 miles away); Augusta Stone Church (approx. 6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Churchville.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Places
 
Mount Pleasant image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
3. Mount Pleasant
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,006 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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