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

Edgehill

 
 
Edgehill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, April 9, 2021
1. Edgehill Marker
Inscription.  William Randolph patented the Edgehill plantation just to the north, in 1735. His grandson, Thomas Mann Randolph, married Thomas Jefferson's daughter Martha, acquired Edgehill in 1792, and was later governor of Virginia. The couple built a frame house ca. 1799 but resided mainly at nearby Monticello. Their son, Thomas Jefferson Randolph, erected a brick residence in 1828. A workforce of enslaved African Americans lived at Edgehill. Martha Jefferson Randolph and her family operated a school for girls here; its successor, established after the Civil War, was a highly regarded women's academy. The main house burned in 1916 but was rebuilt using the original walls.
 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-203.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraEducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1735.
 
Location. 38° 0.931′ N, 78° 23.941′ 
Edgehill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, April 9, 2021
2. Edgehill Marker
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W. Marker is near Charlottesville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Richmond Road (U.S. 250) 0.1 miles west of Louisa Road (Virginia Route 22), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2981 Richmond Rd, Charlottesville VA 22911, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "The Albemarle 26" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shadwell, Birthplace of Thomas Jefferson (approx. 0.9 miles away); Thomas Jefferson (approx. one mile away); Marjorie S. Twohey (approx. 2.3 miles away); Southwest Mountains Rural Historic District (approx. 2.3 miles away); Horses & Mules (approx. 2.8 miles away); Slave Housing (approx. 2.9 miles away); Mulberry Row (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
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 November 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Jul. 3, 2022