Vera in Appomattox County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Thomas S. Bocock
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number MG-3.)
Location. 37° 24.697′ N, 78° 45.838′ W. Marker is in Vera, Virginia, in Appomattox County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Courthouse Road (Virginia Route 24) and Old Grist Mill Road and Wildway Road (County Route 616), on the right when traveling west on Old Courthouse Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Appomattox VA 24522, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Lee’s Rear Guard (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Rear Guard (approx. 0.4 miles away); ANV Headquarters (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lee’s Last Headquarters (approx. 1.7 miles away); Confederates Trapped (approx. 1.7 miles away); Historic Vegetation 1865 (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lee's Apple Tree (approx. 2.3 miles away); After the Surrender (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Vera.
More about this marker. This marker replaced a 1930 marker at this location with the same number but titled “Wildway.” It read “Three miles north is Wildway, home of Thomas S. Bocock, member of the United States Congress and only speaker of the Confederate House of Representatives. He was born May 18, 1815, and died August 25, 1891.”
Also see . . . Biographical Directory of the United States Congress - Bocock, Thomas Stanley, (1815 - 1891). (Submitted on April 1, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of Wildway and of his gravesite. (From 1937 Survey Report: 5 miles east of Appomattox, Virginia, on Route #24; hence 3.5 miles north (left) on Route #616. House on north side.) • Appomattox County • Can you help?