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

Enderly

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 9, 2021
1. Enderly Marker
Inscription.  Built ca. 1859 in the Greek Revival style. Enderly was the home of William F. Gordon Jr. during the 1860s. Gordon served as clerk of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1859 to 1865. He was temporary secretary of the convention that met in Richmond in 1861 to debate Virginia's secession from the Union. As a special emissary of the convention, he delivered a copy of the Ordinance of Secession to Confederate Jefferson Davis in Montgomery, Alabama. From 1861 to 1862, Gordon was a private in the 19th Virginia Infantry. He represented Louisa County in the House of Delegates (1875-1877).
 
Erected 2014 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-42.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 38° 2.436′ N, 78° 28.236′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is on Watson Avenue just east of Park Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 603 Watson Ave, Charlottesville VA 22901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 9, 2021
2. Enderly Marker
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within walking distance of this marker. Dogwood Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Dogwood Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Monticello Wine Company (approx. 0.6 miles away); Charlottesville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Town Hall / Levy Opera House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jack Jouett’s Ride (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gen. Alexander Archer Vandegrift (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Old Swan Tavern (approx. 0.7 miles 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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