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King George in King George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cleydael

 
 
Cleydael Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, April 2, 2019
1. Cleydael Marker
Viewing north along Dalgren Road towards marker.
Inscription.  Dr. Richard H. Stuart built a T-shaped house just southeast of here in 1859 as a summer residence for his family. John Wilkes Booth and his accomplice David Herold, guided by a local farmer, arrived here on 23 April 1865 while attempting to escape after Booth had assassinated Pres. Abraham Lincoln. The fugitives asked to spend the night and sought medical attention for Booth's injured leg. Suspicious of his visitors and aware of Lincoln's assassination, Stuart gave them dinner and then sent them away. He directed them to the nearby house of William Lucas, a free African American farmer, where they evicted the family and slept.
 
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number EP 9.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Booth's Escape, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 23, 1865.
 
Location. 38° 18.958′ N, 77° 8.185′ W. Marker is in King George, Virginia, in King George County. Marker
Cleydael Marker image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, April 2, 2019
2. Cleydael Marker
Viewing north along Dahlgren Road towards marker.
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is at the intersection of Dahlgren Road (Virginia Route 206) and Cleydael Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on Dahlgren Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: King George VA 22485, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ralph Bunche High School (approx. 3 miles away); Hanover Baptist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); All that Glitters (approx. 3.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); King George Confederate Monument (approx. 4.2 miles away); Marmion (approx. 4.6 miles away); Eagle’s Nest (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in King George.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location also titled “Cleydael". (Submitted on August 20, 2019.) 

2. Cleydael, National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Registration Form (pdf file). (Submitted on August 19, 2019.)
 
Cleydael exterior. image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, April 2, 2019
3. Cleydael exterior.
Viewing south towards the structure. To reach the structure, take Cleydael Blvd for 0.2 miles. Turn left onto Peppermill Road for another 0.2 miles. The structure, which is private property, is on the left at the end of a long private road.
Cleydael Community Sign. image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, April 2, 2019
4. Cleydael Community Sign.
Sign is at the intersection of Dahlgren Road and Cleydael Boulevard and about 20 yards from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2019. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2019. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 16, 2022