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

Colle

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 9, 2021
1. Colle Marker
Inscription.  Philip Mazzei, a Tuscan merchant and horticulturalist, arrived in Virginia in 1775 and was persuaded by Thomas Jefferson to settle here. Jefferson gave him 193 acres of land, and Mazzei named his property Colle (meaning "hill"). He built a house ca. 1774 and organized a company to produce wine, oil, and silk. Mazzei wrote tracts supporting American independence, and, during the Revolution, served in a militia unit and was Virginia's agent to the Grand Duke of Tuscany. He rented Colle to Hessian prisoner of war Gen. Freidrich Riedesel in 1779. The present French Colonial Revival house, designed by architect William Delano, was completed in 1940 for Stanley Woodward, a prominent diplomat.
 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-201.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
 
Location. 37° 59.507′ N, 78° 26.655′ W. Marker is in Simeon, Virginia, in Albemarle
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 9, 2021
2. Colle Marker
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County. Marker is on Thomas Jefferson Parkway (Virginia Route 53) just south of Colle Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1379 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ash Lawn - Highland (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ash Lawn – Highland (approx. 0.9 miles away); Thomas Jefferson (approx. 1.1 miles away); Nursery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Charcoal (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mulberry Row (approx. 1.3 miles away); Nail-Making (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Levy Legacy (approx. 1.3 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced the linked marker.
 
 
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 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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