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Gloucester in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Edge Hill House

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 26, 2021
1. The Edge Hill House Marker
Inscription.  Edge Hill House, circa 1750, is a colonial building in Gloucester Court House. John Field raised the two story frame structure onto a brick first floor circa 1833. During its earlier history it was used for mercantile, carriage and wagon building, blacksmithing, dressmaking, and as a dwelling. The Gloucester Woman's Club, established in 1913, purchased the property as their headquarters in 1920. The club continues to preserve this landmark for the benefit of its members, and the community. The house was placed on Virginia's Landmarks Register in 1973, and the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
 
Erected by Gloucester County Historical Society and Parks, Recreation & Tourism.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & CommerceWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1750.
 
Location. 37° 24.728′ N, 76° 31.175′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is on Main Street (Business U.S. 17) 0.1 miles west of Ware
The Edge Hill House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 26, 2021
2. The Edge Hill House Marker
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House Road (Virginia Route 621), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6805 Main St, Gloucester VA 23061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Edge Hill House (here, next to this marker); To Gwynn's Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Ware Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Gloucester Downtown Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Edge Hill Intersection (within shouting distance of this marker); Texaco Gas Pumps, c. 1930s (within shouting distance of this marker); People & Personalities of Edge Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Traveling Gloucester (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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