“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mount Holly in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)


Bushfield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
1. Bushfield Marker
A mile and a half east, this was the home of John Augustine Washington, younger brother of George Washington, who visited here. Here was born, in 1762, Bushrod Washington, who became Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1798, and died in 1829. He inherited Mount Vernon.
Erected 1959 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number JT-5.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1762.
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. The Glebe (here, next to this marker); Morgan Jones Kiln (here, next to this marker);
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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.
Regarding Bushfield. Bushfield today is a private residence.
Also see . . .  Bushfield Manor. Website homepage:
This website has photos of Bushfield. “Settled in 1665 by Richard and Thomas Bushrod, Bushfield Plantation at one time included more than 1,500 acres, and by 1745 included a fully established water grist mill. Tobacco was the main commodity of the time and Bushfield apparently was a large producer. Adjoining acreages were purchased with tobacco and many beneficiaries of the various wills of the Bushrod family received their inheritance in tobacco. Living in the center of the lower Potomac plantation area, the Bushrods counted the Carters of Nomini Hall, the Lees of Stratford Hall and Chantilly (just across the water), and the
Bushfield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
2. Bushfield Marker
Washingtons of Wakefield among their close friends and neighbors.” (Submitted on September 12, 2009.) 
Bushfield Manor image. Click for full size.
via Bushfield Manor, unknown
3. Bushfield Manor
Bushrod Washington image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 12, 2017
4. Bushrod Washington
This portrait of Bushrod Washington (1762-1829) by Chester Harding hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

“Born into a prominent Tidewater, Virginia, family, Bushrod Washington (a nephew of President George Washington) studied law and graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1778. He was in private practice until President John Adams appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1801. There, he allied himself with John Marshall and Joseph Story to compose a Federalist bloc advocating for American nationalism and a strong federal government. Their efforts shaped the judicial system and set precedents for the legal relationships between the federal government and the states. Washington served on the Supreme Court until his death.

Between 1828 and 1830, the artist Chester Harding painted numerous portraits of political figures in and around Washington, D.C., including portraits of all of the Supreme Court justices. While several of Harding's portraits have been lost, this life portrait descended in the family of his namesake.” – National Portrait Gallery
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2024. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,940 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on March 21, 2024, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on January 7, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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