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Mineral in Louisa County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Captain Jack Jouett, Jr.

1754-1822

 
 
Captain Jack Jouett, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia Hottinger, January 21, 2018
1. Captain Jack Jouett, Jr. Marker
Close-up of text on plaque
Inscription.  Began his perilous ride on horseback near this point, Cuckoo Tavern, to Monticello, between midnight and dawn on June 4, 1781, which saved Governor Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia General Assembly in session at Charlottesville from capture by the British under Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton, thus protecting the author of the Declaration of Independence as well as contributing to the liberty of his country. May his memory live forever in the hearts of his countrymen. This boulder, from the land of Cuckoo, was placed first in 1926 by the people of the village and Louisa County at a site approximately 40 feet distant given by Dr. Eugene Pendleton whose family has owned "Cuckoo" since 1815. It was relocated here in 1968.
 
Erected 1926 by The Jack Jouett Chapter, Virginia NSDAR.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson series list.
 
Location. 37° 57.232′ N, 77° 54.024′ 
Captain Jack Jouett, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia Hottinger, January 21, 2018
2. Captain Jack Jouett, Jr. Marker
Boulder and attached plaque
W. Marker is in Mineral, Virginia, in Louisa County. Marker is on Jefferson Highway (U.S. 33) west of Cross County Road (U.S. 522), on the right when traveling west. Located several yards north (set farther back from the road) of the Virginia highway markers W-223 and W-213. The boulder with attached plaque is flanked by shrubbery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mineral VA 23117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cuckoo (a few steps from this marker); Jack Jouett's Ride (a few steps from this marker); Henry Box Brown (approx. 0.6 miles away); Richardson and Morton Schools (approx. 4˝ miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2359 (approx. 5.3 miles away); Historic Louisa (approx. 7.2 miles away); Hugh Hammond Bennett (1881-1960) (approx. 7.2 miles away); John Mercer Langston Birthplace (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mineral.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2018, by Cynthia Hottinger of Midlothian, Virginia. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 22, 2018, by Cynthia Hottinger of Midlothian, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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