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Pleasant Valley in Buckingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Millbrook

Home of John Wayles Eppes

 
 
Millbrook Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
1. Millbrook Marker
Inscription.  Approximately 2 miles east stood Millbrook (1811-1866), home of U.S. Senator John Wayles Eppes (1773-1823). He attended the University of Pennsylvania, was graduated from Hampden-Sydney College, and was admitted to the Bar in 1794. He married Maria, daughter of Thomas Jefferson, in 1797. His second wife was Martha Burke Jones. Eppes served in the Virginia House of Delegates and the Congress of the United States. It is believed that Jefferson advised Eppes on the design and landscaping of Millbrook. The house burned in 1866.
 
Erected 1987 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number O-38.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. 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 year for this entry is 1794.
 
Location. 37° 26.604′ N, 78° 27.265′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Valley, Virginia, in Buckingham County. Marker is at the intersection of James Madison
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Highway (U.S. 15) and Evans Mill Road (County Route 621), on the right when traveling north on James Madison Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dillwyn VA 23936, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. March to Appomattox (approx. 1.9 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Camp P-56, Company 1367 (approx. 2˝ miles away); Clifton (approx. 4 miles away); Eve of Appomattox (approx. 4 miles away); New Store Village (approx. 4 miles away); Robert Bolling (approx. 4.8 miles away); New Store (approx. 6 miles away); Buckingham Training School (approx. 6˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  John Wayles Eppes. Wikipedia entry for Eppes. (Submitted on March 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Millbrook Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
2. Millbrook Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,241 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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Jun. 7, 2023