Charlottesville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-27.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1781.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Public Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Watering Fountains (approx. 0.4 miles away); Town Hall / Levy Opera House (approx. half a mile away); The Three Notch’d Road (approx. half a mile away); Mercantile Business (approx. half a mile away); Site of Old Swan Tavern (approx. half a mile away); Early Hotels (approx. half a mile away); First Post Office (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
Also see . . . Nicholas Lewis House – Charlottesville, Virginia. “Col. Tarleton and his dragoons camped the night of June 4, 1781 in Charlottesville at ‘The Farm.’ There they imprisoned in the coalhouse one delegate who did not escape, namely Captain Daniel Boone. Tarleton and his men rode up to the house through the rose garden and exclaimed to Mrs. Lewis, ‘What a paradise!’ She retorted, ‘Then why do you disturb it!’ Mrs. Lewis was hostess to Col. Tarleton, and ever after preserved the chair (originally Meriwether’s) he had used. When they left the next morning, his soldiers took her (Submitted on June 2, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,516 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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