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

Sabot Hill

 
 
Sabot Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
1. Sabot Hill Marker
Inscription.  It was named for Sabot Island, supposed to resemble a wooden shoe. Sabot Hill was the home of James A. Seddon, member of Congress and Confederate Secretary of War, 1862-65, who built the house in 1855. It was visited by Dahlgren in his raid, March 1, 1864.
 
Erected 1931 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number SA-18.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1864.
 
Location. 37° 37.07′ N, 77° 45.594′ W. Marker is near Goochland, Virginia, in Goochland County. Marker is at the intersection of River Road West (Virginia Route 6) and Sabot Hill Road, on the right when traveling west on River Road West. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manakin Sabot VA 23103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dahlgren's Raid (approx. 0.6 miles away); James Pleasants (approx. 2.8 miles away); First Union School (approx. 3 miles away); Huguenot Settlement (approx. 3 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 3.3
River Road West & Sabot Hill Road image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
2. River Road West & Sabot Hill Road
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miles away); William Webber (approx. 3.3 miles away); Lee’s Last Bivouac (approx. 3.9 miles away); Lee's Last Camp (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goochland.
 
James A. Seddon, Confederate Secretary of War image. Click for full size.
3. James A. Seddon, Confederate Secretary of War
National Archives [ARC 530492]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,119 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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