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

Maury’s School

Maury’s School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, March 8, 2009
1. Maury’s School Marker
Inscription.  Just north was a classical school conducted by the Rev. James Maury, rector of Fredericksville Parish from 1754 to 1769. Thomas Jefferson was one of Maury’s students. Matthew Fontaine Maury, the “Pathfinder of the Seas,” was Maury’s grandson.
Erected 1965 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number JE-6.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraEducation. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1754.
Location. 38° 6.246′ N, 78° 15.283′ W. Marker is near Lindsay, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Virginia Route 231 north of Lindsay Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gordonsville VA 22942, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. John School — Rosenwald Funded (approx. 2.1 miles away); General Thomas Sumter (approx. 2.4 miles
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away); Castle Hill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Albemarle County / Louisa County (approx. 2.8 miles away); Revolutionary War Campaign of 1781 (approx. 2.9 miles away); Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District (approx. 3.2 miles away); Orange County / Louisa County (approx. 3.3 miles away); Montebello (approx. 3½ miles away).
Also see . . .  James Maury. “The Reverend James Maury taught instruction in classics, manners and morals, mathematics, literature, history and geography, Latin and Greek. Most of these boys when going to the Reverend Maury’s school, lived there as home was too far away to leave the school area and be back the next morning.” (Submitted on March 29, 2009.) 
Maury’s School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, March 8, 2009
2. Maury’s School Marker
Approximate Site of Maury’s School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, June 16, 2012
3. Approximate Site of Maury’s School
Located on the grounds of the modern Edgeworth estate. The Historic Homes of the South-west Mountains Virginia (1898) indicated "The old log school-house in which he taught stood in one corner of the Edgeworth yard, the site of which is now marked by a hedge of cedars."
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,411 times since then and 283 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on June 16, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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Dec. 5, 2023