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Mount Holly in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Glebe

 
 
The Glebe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
1. The Glebe Marker
Inscription.  Five miles north is the home of the rectors of Cople Parish, one of whom, Walter Jones, married Washington’s parents, March 6, 1781. Here lived Thomas Smith, rector of the parish, 1764–1799, and chairman of the County Committee of Safety, 1775. He entertained Washington, May 25, 1771. The house is possibly the oldest in the Northern Neck.
 
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number JT-3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 6, 1867.
 
Location. 38° 5.478′ N, 76° 43.11′ W. Marker is in Mount Holly, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Cople Highway (Virginia Route 202) and Mount Holly Road (County Route 621), on the left when traveling east on Cople Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montross VA 22520, 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. Bushfield (here, next to this marker); Morgan Jones Kiln
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(here, next to this marker); Nominy Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); The War of 1812 / British Landing at Nomini Ferry (approx. 0.8 miles away); Nomini Hall (approx. 2.3 miles away); Nomini Baptist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Armstead Tasker Johnson School (approx. 3.6 miles away); Lee Hall (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Holly.
 
Also see . . .
1. The History of Cople Parish. “In colonial days, it was the established church, serving the whole community in both spiritual and temporal matters. Among its vestry and leading parishioners were Richard Henry Lee (who drafted the resolution for Independence and was one of the signers of the Declaration); Bushrod Washington (Justice of the US Supreme Court, nephew of George Washington), President Washington’s chief heir; George Eskridge (holder of numerous colonial offices and guardian of George Washington’s mother, Mary Ball who grew up in the parish); and Robert ‘Counsillor’ Carter. Fithian’s Diary, written by a Carter family tutor, describes our Colonial heyday. ” (Submitted on September 12, 2009.) 

2. Glebe Farm, Westmoreland County. (Submitted on July 10, 2012, by Linda Walcroft of Woodstock, Virginia.)
Three Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
2. Three Markers
 
The Glebe image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Linda Walcroft
3. The Glebe
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,984 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on July 10, 2012, by Linda Walcroft of Woodstock, Virginia.

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