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

Blake-Brockenbrough Cemetery

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 26, 2021
1. Blake-Brockenbrough Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This was the family burying ground of Benjamin and Elizabeth Blake who lived nearby on Prince Street. Their graves on the left-hand (north) side date to the early 1830s. Their daughter, Frances Blake married eminent physician and Virginia Delegate, Dr. Austin Brockenbrough in 1824. The couple's home was the McCall-Brockenbrouogh House, now incorporated into St. Margaret's School. Six of their eight children also are buried here, including Gabriella Brockenbrough Chinn, mother of Virginia Supreme Court Justice, Joseph William Chinn and her Confederate veteran broothers, Capt. Austin Brockenbrough, Jr., who died at the Battle of Gettysburgh in 1863 and Benjamin Blake Brockenbrough.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
 
Location. 37° 55.762′ N, 76° 51.515′ W. Marker is in Tappahannock, Virginia, in Essex County. Marker is on Water Lane just south of Queen Street (U.S. 360), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 218 Water Ln, Tappahannock VA 22560, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 26, 2021
2. Blake-Brockenbrough Cemetery Marker
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. British Raid on Tappahannock / The War of 1812 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Tappahannock (about 300 feet away); Ritchie's Birthplace (about 400 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Essex County Confederate Monument (about 600 feet away); Enduring Records (about 600 feet away); USS Tappahannock AO-43 (about 600 feet away); Tappahannock Tercentennial Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tappahannock.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Nov. 28, 2021