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Near Kearneysville in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

“The Bower”

 
 
"The Bower" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Dean Meyer, September 30, 2006
1. "The Bower" Marker
Inscription.  Three miles west, on Opequon Creek, lived General Adam Stephen, 1754–1772. Original tract, with hunting lodge, was bought in 1750. The present mansion was built by Adam Stephen Dandridge, his grandson, in 1805.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1772.
 
Location. 39° 21.386′ N, 77° 55.551′ W. Marker is near Kearneysville, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Leetown Road and Paynes Ford Road, on the left when traveling north on Leetown Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12082 Leetown Rd, Kearneysville WV 25430, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Prato Rio" (approx. 0.8 miles away); Johnsontown (approx. 2.2 miles away); John C. Heinz House (approx. 2˝ miles away); Kearneysville Area Historic Properties
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(approx. 2.6 miles away); Shaw Run Wetland Complex (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kearneysville.
 
Additional commentary.
1. J.E.B. Stuart and John Pelham at the Bower
In October 1862, the Dandridge house hosted J.E.B. Stuart and his staff for several days. On October 15, 1862, Stuart held a ball at the Bower in celebration of his success in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
    — Submitted March 27, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.
 
"The Bower" seen from the west in early spring image. Click for full size.
Photographed By E P Dandridge, circa 1995
2. "The Bower" seen from the west in early spring
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 3,380 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 17, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   2. submitted on May 2, 2009, by E P Dandridge of Kezar Falls, Maine. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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