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Hopewell, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Weston Manor

Weston Plantation

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2020
1. Weston Manor Marker
Inscription.  
“… a very pretty, large white house situated on a hill that sloped to the river; with pretty fruit and shade trees scattered over the lawn.” - Emma Wood Richardson

Weston Manor provided a safe haven for young Emma Wood and her family during the Civil War. Years later, Emma recalled the hardships her family endured during the war, ranging from the lack of food, clothing and medicine to the inflated prices of what little was available. Most of all she remembered the “great anxiety” she felt when the Union army arrived at City Point, nearly two miles east of here, on May 5, 1864. Wood’s fears were unfounded; not only did the Federal troops provide safe passage to their lines, but also “the first real coffee and the first square meal” the family had tasted in six months.

Once the Union army occupied this area, it quickly established a pontoon bridge across the Appomattox River at Broadway Landing, approximately 1.5 miles west of here. Men and materiel used this crossing throughout the Petersburg campaign. Supplies arrived at Broadway Landing via Cedar Level Station on the United States
Weston Manor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2020
2. Weston Manor Marker
Military Railroad.
 
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails series list.
 
Location. 37° 18.581′ N, 77° 18.151′ W. Marker is in Hopewell, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Weston Lane, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at the end of Weston Lane off 21st Avenue in Hopewell. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Weston Lane, Hopewell VA 23860, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Tribute to the Heroic Women of the South (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Army of the James Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); City Point National Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); From The Bivouac of the Dead (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Honor of Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pvt. John G. Smith (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cpl Philip R Smith (approx. 0.4 miles away); Depot Field Hospital (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell.
 
Also see . . .  Weston Manor. Historic Hopewell Foundation Inc. (Submitted on December 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
3. Weston Manor
This plantation manor house, located on the banks of the Appomattox River, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
4. Weston Manor Marker
Previous version of the marker. The information is identical with slightly different formatting.
Weston Manor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
5. Weston Manor Marker
The previous version of the marker in context.
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2020
6. Weston Manor Plaque
Weston Manor
circa 1735

on the
Virginia and National Register
A gift to
The Historic Hopewell Foundation
from
The Broyhill Family
Restored 1972-75

A community volunteer project
Appomattox Manor at City Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
7. Appomattox Manor at City Point
This house, located about 1½ miles from Weston Manor at City Point, was also owned by the Eppes family. City Point was the supply base for the Union forces fighting at Petersburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,517 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on December 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on May 9, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   7. submitted on December 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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