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

Oval Site

 
 
Oval Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, August 2, 2010
1. Oval Site Marker
Inscription. University of Mary Washington-Stratford Hall Field School of archaeological excavations reveal a mid-eighteenth-century farm complex purposely demolished by the 1780s. At least two earthfast buildings (one with basement addition) and possibly other small outbuildings stood here. This area remained plowed field until the early 1930s.
 
Location. 38° 8.964′ N, 76° 50.376′ W. Marker is in Stratford, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker can be reached from Great House Road 0.3 miles north of Stratford Hall Road. Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of Stratford Hall Plantation, the birthplace of Robert E. Lee. This historic site is open to the public, for a fee. Marker is in this post office area: Stratford VA 22558, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Slave Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); To Keep in Perpetual Remembrance the Name of Thomas Lee (approx. half a mile away); Stratford Hall (approx. half a mile away); Burrell Eskridge and His Son Vernon Eskridge (approx. half a mile away); Clifts Plantation Burial Ground (approx. 0.7 miles away); Clifts Plantation Site
Oval Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, August 2, 2010
2. Oval Site Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); The Stratford Cliffs (approx. 0.9 miles away); Controlling the Water Supply to the Mill (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Stratford.
 
Also see . . .  Stratford Hall. (Submitted on August 15, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..)
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Oval Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, August 2, 2010
3. Oval Site Marker
Stratford Hall image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, August 2, 2010
4. Stratford Hall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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