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Ararat in Patrick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Elizabeth Stuart's Boxwoods

 
 
Elizabeth Stuart's Boxwoods Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 26, 2020
1. Elizabeth Stuart's Boxwoods Marker
Inscription.  Local and oral tradition says that the large boxwoods before you were planted by Elizabeth Pannill Stuart, mother of J.E.B. Stuart. The Stuart's moved to this land about 1825 and lived here for a few years before building their home Laurel Hill, across the river, high on the hill about 1830. The family sold the farm in 1859. Years later a large farmhouse was built by the Mitchell family on this spot and the boxwood did not align with the structure, suggesting the existence of a previous dwelling. The boxwoods to your right are believed to have been rooted by the Mitchell family from the older bushes.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureHorticulture & ForestryWomen.
 
Location. 36° 34.017′ N, 80° 33.3′ W. Marker is in Ararat, Virginia, in Patrick County. Marker is on Letcher Lane (Virginia Route 749) half a mile west of Ararat Highway (Virginia Route 773), on the left when traveling west. On the grounds of the William Letcher Home Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 318 Letcher Ln, Ararat VA 24053, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Elizabeth Stuart's Boxwoods Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 26, 2020
2. Elizabeth Stuart's Boxwoods Marker
distance of this marker. William A. Mitchell Family (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dellenback Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Finding William Letcher's Home (within shouting distance of this marker); William Letcher (within shouting distance of this marker); Life after William Letcher (within shouting distance of this marker); Stuart Well (within shouting distance of this marker); The William Letcher Grave (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Grave of William Letcher (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ararat.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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