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Stevensburg in Culpeper County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Salubria

 
 
Salubria Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 5, 2008
1. Salubria Marker
Inscription. Just south stands Salubria, a rare estate of Georgian architecture in Virginia's Piedmont. The house is notable for its elegant proportions, fine Flemish-bond brickwork, and superb interior paneling. Salubria probably was constructed in the mid-eighteenth century for the Reverend John Thompson. According to local tradition, he built Salubria in 1742 when he married his first wife Ann Butler, the widow of Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood. In 1802 James Hansbrough bought the property and named it Salubria, which means healthful. Salubria was the birthplace and family home of Admiral Cary T. Grayson, personal physician to President Woodrow Wilson.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J 32.)
 
Location. 38° 26.519′ N, 77° 53.19′ W. Marker is in Stevensburg, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is at the intersection of Germanna Highway (State Highway 3) and Batna Road (County Route 663), on the right when traveling east on Germanna Highway. Click for map. Located beside Salubria Lane. Marker is in this post office area: Stevensburg VA 22741, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Opening of the Wilderness Campaign
Salubria Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 5, 2008
2. Salubria Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Hansborough Ridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Hold at Mountain Run (approx. 1.2 miles away); Signal Stations (approx. 3.2 miles away); Eckington School (approx. 3.3 miles away); Opening of the Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 4 miles away); The 1863-64 Winter Encampment (approx. 4.2 miles away); In Memory of Major John Pelham (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Salubria Photo Gallery. (Submitted on January 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Salubria National Register Nomination. (PDF) Details the history and architecture of Salubria. (Submitted on January 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Salubria. History of the home and family, from the Germanna Foundation. (Submitted on January 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Salubria (1756 approx.) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 7, 2013
3. Salubria (1756 approx.)
The front view of the Georgian mansion.
Salubria (1756 approx.) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 7, 2013
4. Salubria (1756 approx.)
A rear view of the partially restored Georgian mansion and courtyard.
Salubria (1756 approx.) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 7, 2013
5. Salubria (1756 approx.)
The site of the terraced gardens at Salubria. The four terraces have been cleared for possible future research and restoration. The Grayson family graveyard is located on the second terrace on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,664 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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