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Near Charlottesville in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Sowell House ca. 1822

 
 
The Sowell House ca. 1822 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 9, 2021
1. The Sowell House ca. 1822 Marker
Inscription.  At the age of 23, Pleasant Sowell began building his house on a 100-acre tract six miles south from here. This structure became his family's home for 173 years. For six generations, the Sowells' choice of materials, craftsmanship and alterations offers a unique perspective into early and rural Virginia life. The Sowell House was dismantled and reassembled here in 1994. Soon after the Sowell House was opened on this site, it was recognized with three architectural preservation awards.
 
Erected by Michie Tavern.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNatural ResourcesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1994.
 
Location. 38° 0.505′ N, 78° 27.85′ W. Marker is near Charlottesville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker can be reached from Thomas Jefferson Parkway (Virginia Route 53) 0.1 miles east of Michie Tavern Lane (Virginia Route 1102), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
The Sowell House image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 9, 2021
2. The Sowell House
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. The Sowell House Floor Plan (a few steps from this marker); The Open Porch (a few steps from this marker); Piney River Cabin ca. 1790 (a few steps from this marker); Tobacco Barn ca. 1790 (within shouting distance of this marker); Michie Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Michie Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Meadow Run Grist Mill ca. 1797 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Monticello Graveyard (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
 
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May. 15, 2021