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

Dungeness

 
 
Dungeness Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
1. Dungeness Marker
Inscription.  Seven miles south once stood Dungeness, built about 1730 by Isham Randolph (1685-1742) who was the grandfather of Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States, and of James Pleasants, Governor of Virginia. Sea captain, merchant and planter, Randolph also served as Virginia's agent in London and Adjutant General of the Colony.
 
Erected 1972 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number SA-11.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1730.
 
Location. 37° 42.344′ N, 77° 56.756′ W. Marker is near Goochland, Virginia, in Goochland County. Marker is at the intersection of River Road West (Virginia Route 6) and Rock Castle Road (Virginia Route 600), on the right when traveling
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west on River Road West. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goochland VA 23063, 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. Bolling Island (here, next to this marker); Bolling Hall (a few steps from this marker); Byrd Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Lock-Keeper's House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Goochland County Courthouse (approx. 3.7 miles away); Goochland Courthouse (approx. 3.7 miles away); Goochland's Courthouse Square (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Goochland County Courthouse (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goochland.
 
River Road West & Rock Castle Road Markers (facing east) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
2. River Road West & Rock Castle Road Markers (facing east)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,305 times since then and 111 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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