Near Powhatan in Powhatan County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Robert E. Lee with Mrs. Lee, son Custis and two daughters, Agnes and Mildred, lived here during the summer of 1865 as the guest of Mrs. E.R. Cocke. From this house he encouraged his fellow Southerners to unite in honest efforts to obliterate the effects of war and restore the blessings of peace, to take such work as they could find, to participate in elections, and to labor without needless repining for the rebuilding of their wasted land. In August he was offered the presidency of Washington College and on September 15th, he left "Derwent" for Lexington. His family followed in early December.
Location. 37° 36.332′ N, 78° 4.769′ W. Marker is near Powhatan, Virginia, in Powhatan County. Marker is on Derwent Road 1.3 miles west of Treholm Road, in the median. The marker is located in the circle at the end of Derwent Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Powhatan VA 23139, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Derwent (a few steps from this marker); Muddy Creek School Mosby’s Tavern / Cumberland Old Courthouse (approx. 3.6 miles away); Rosenwald School at Cartersville (approx. 4.3 miles away); Campaign of 1781 (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Campaign of 1781 (approx. 4.4 miles away); Hamilton High School (approx. 4.4 miles away); Cumberland County / Powhatan County (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Powhatan.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 842 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.