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

Edgehill

 
 
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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. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraEducationWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1735.
 
Location. 38° 0.931′ N, 78° 23.941′ W. Marker is near Shadwell, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Richmond Road (U.S. 250) 0.1 miles
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 9, 2021
2. Edgehill Marker
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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 Shadwell.
 
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 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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