Mount Holly in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1959 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number JT-5.)
Location. 38° 5.478′ N, 76° 43.11′ W. Marker is in Mount Holly, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Cople Highway (Virginia Route 202) and Mount Holly Road (County Route 621), on the left when traveling east on Cople Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montross VA 22520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Glebe (here, next to this marker); Morgan Jones Kiln (here, next to this marker); Nominy Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); The War of 1812 / British Landing at Nomini Ferry (approx. 0.8 miles away); Nomini Hall Nomini Baptist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Armstead Tasker Johnson School (approx. 3.6 miles away); Lee Hall (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Holly.
Regarding Bushfield. Bushfield today is a private residence.
Also see . . . Bushfield History. This website has photos of Bushfield. “Settled in 1665 by Richard and Thomas Bushrod, Bushfield Plantation at one time included more than 1,500 acres, and by 1745 included a fully established water grist mill. Tobacco was the main commodity of the time and Bushfield apparently was a large producer. Adjoining acreages were purchased with tobacco and many beneficiaries of the various wills of the Bushrod family received their inheritance in tobacco. Living in the center of the lower Potomac plantation area, the Bushrods counted the Carters of Nomini Hall, the Lees of Stratford Hall and Chantilly (just across the water), and the Washingtons of Wakefield among their close friends and neighbors.” (Submitted on September 12, 2009.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,386 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on January 7, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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