Lerty in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Stratford and Chantilly
Erected 1971 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number J-76.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1725.
Location. 38° 8.533′ N, 76° 52.038′ W. Marker is in Lerty, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Kings Highway (Virginia Route 3) and Stratford Hall Road (U.S. 214), on the right when traveling east on Kings Highway. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Westmoreland State Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Burrell Eskridge and His Son Vernon Eskridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stratford Hall (approx. 1.1 miles away); To Keep in Perpetual Remembrance the Name of Thomas Lee (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Testament to Craftsmanship (approx. 1.4 miles away); Oval Site (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Stratford Hall (approx. 1.6 miles away); American Indians at Stratford (approx. 1.7 miles away).
Also see . . . Lees of Virginia. “Thomas Lee and his wife, Hannah, raised a remarkable family of six sons and two daughters. Their eldest son, Philip Ludwell Lee (1727–1775), inherited Stratford. Richard Henry and Francis Lightfoot Lee were the only brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Ludwell Lee helped write Virginia’s resolves for independence and was one of the first judges elected to Virginia’s supreme court. William and Arthur Lee were both diplomats working to secure the European support during the Revolution. Hannah Lee Corbin was a proponent of women’s rights. Her sister, Alice Lee, married (Submitted on September 10, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,119 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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