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

Derwent

 
 
Derwent Marker image. Click for full size.
April 26, 2009
1. Derwent Marker
Inscription.  Ten miles north is "Derwent", where Robert E. Lee lived in the summer of 1865 as the guest of Mrs. E. R. Cocke. Lee arrived at "Derwent" early in July. While there he was offered the presidency of Washington College, Lexington, which he accepted on August 24, 1865. On September 15, he left "Derwent" for Lexington.
 
Erected 1931 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number O-30.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1864.
 
Location. 37° 29.922′ N, 78° 4.05′ W. Marker is near Powhatan, Virginia, in Powhatan County. Marker is on Old Buckingham Road (Virginia Route 13) 0.1 miles east of Ballsville Road, on the right when traveling east. 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 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cumberland County / Powhatan County (approx. 3˝ miles away); a different marker also named Cumberland County / Powhatan County (approx. 4 miles away);
Derwent Marker on Old Buckingham Road (facing east). image. Click for full size.
April 26, 2009
2. Derwent Marker on Old Buckingham Road (facing east).
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Mosby’s Tavern / Cumberland Old Courthouse (approx. 5 miles away); Dunlora Academy (approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named Derwent (approx. 7.4 miles away); a different marker also named Derwent (approx. 7.4 miles away); John Banister Tabb (approx. 7.6 miles away); Pocahontas High School (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Powhatan.
 
Derwent (private residence) image. Click for full size.
April 26, 2009
3. Derwent (private residence)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 884 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2009.

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Jun. 26, 2022