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Mount Crawford in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Contentment

 
 
Contentment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 17, 2017
1. Contentment Marker
Inscription.  
Contentment
has been registered as a
Virginia Historic Landmark
pursuant to the authority vested in the
Virginia Board of Historic Resources

 
Erected by Virginia Board of Historic Resources.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 20.527′ N, 78° 56.108′ W. Marker is in Mount Crawford, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker can be reached from Contentment Lane (Virginia Route 694) 0.3 miles east of Lee Highway (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling east. Marker can be seen just to the left of the front door. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 253 Contentment Lane, Mount Crawford VA 22841, 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. Sheridan's Last Raid (approx. half a mile away); Bridgewater College (approx. 1.6 miles away); Rockingham County / Augusta County (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Alexander Mack Memorial Library (approx. 3.2 miles away); Bridgewater
Contentment image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 17, 2017
2. Contentment
This home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
(approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Bridgewater (approx. 3.6 miles away); Famous Travelers Along the Turnpike (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Rockingham County / Augusta County (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Crawford.
 
Regarding Contentment. Also known as the Grattan House, it was built in 1823 and served as the headquarters of Confederate General John D. Imboden during the Battle of Piedmont, June 2-3, 1864. It also was the site of a major skirmish initiated by General Jubal Early on October 4, 1864 before the Battle of Cedar Creek.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 22, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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