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Glen Allen in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mercer Hugh Cosby Farm

 
 
Mercer Hugh Cosby Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 30, 2013
1. Mercer Hugh Cosby Farm Marker
Inscription. Significant for its ownership by one African-American family dating back to the late 1800s, Mercer Hugh Cosby built the farmhouse in the 1880s on 52-acres. He grew tobacco and had an orchard on the property. The farm passed to his youngest son William in 1952. William Darl Cosby Sr. became a prominent educator in Henrico County, following his service in World War II. He worked as a teacher and principal through the period of school desegregation in 1969. Until his death in 2006, Mr. Cosby was the curator of the Virginia Randolph Museum, a National Register Landmark.
 
Erected 2010 by County of Henrico. (Marker Number HC-31.)
 
Location. 37° 41.885′ N, 77° 37.831′ W. Marker is in Glen Allen, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Pouncey Tract Road (Virginia Route 271) 0.2 miles north of Countryview Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glen Allen VA 23059, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Preston Clarke (approx. 1.8 miles away); Shady Grove United Methodist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Springfield School (approx. 2.3 miles
Poncey Tract Road image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 30, 2013
2. Poncey Tract Road
away); Short Pump (approx. 3.4 miles away); Deep Run School (approx. 3.6 miles away); Deep Run Baptist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Echo Lake (approx. 4.8 miles away); Hanover County / Henrico County (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Glen Allen.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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