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Bremo Bluff in Fluvanna County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bremo

 
 
Bremo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
1. Bremo Marker
Inscription.  The nearby Bremo properties include three separate houses, all built by planter, soldier and reformer Gen. John Hartwell Cocke (1780 - 1866) on his family's 1725 land grant. The three properties - Bremo, Lower Bremo, and Recess - and their associated outbuildings were erected under Cocke's supervision. Bremo, completed in 1820, is an excellent example of Palladian-style architecture. Its design is the result of collaboration between Cocke and master builder John Neilson, who worked for Thomas Jefferson at Monticello and the University of Virginia. Lower Bremo and Recess both are neo-Jacobean-style architecture inspired by Bacon's Castle in Surry County.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F-52.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. 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 1725.
 
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37° 43.012′ N, 78° 18.099′ W. Marker is in Bremo Bluff, Virginia, in Fluvanna County. Marker is at the intersection of James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) and County Route 656, on the right when traveling south on James Madison Highway. Located at the turnoff to Bremo Bluffs boat landing. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bremo Bluff VA 23022, 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. Buckingham County / Fluvanna County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Carter G. Woodson Birthplace (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Carter G. Woodson Birthplace (approx. 1.9 miles away); In Memory of Dr. Carter G. Woodson (approx. 1.9 miles away); Carter G. Woodson, Ph.D. (approx. 1.9 miles away); Arvonia (approx. 3 miles away); Fork Union Military Academy (approx. 3.8 miles away); World War I Field Gun (approx. 3.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Bremo Plantation. (PDF) National Register nomination documentation. (Submitted on February 28, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Bremo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
2. Bremo Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,417 times since then and 116 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 28, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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