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Eppington

 
 
Eppington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
1. Eppington Marker
Inscription.  Two and one-third miles south stands Eppington, built in the late 1760s by Francis Eppes and his wife Elizabeth Wayles Eppes, half-sister to Martha Wayles Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson frequently visited Eppington. Lucy Jefferson, his daughter, died and was presumably buried at Eppington in 1786. Mary Jefferson, another daughter, was married to John Wayles Eppes, the son of Francis and Elizabeth Wayles Eppes, in 1797, and subsequently resided at Eppington.
 
Erected 1975 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number M-8.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraSettlements & SettlersWomen. 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 1786.
 
Location. 37° 19.753′ N, 77° 43.809′ W. Marker is in Chesterfield, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of River Road
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(Route 602) and Eppes Falls Road, on the left when traveling west on River Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chesterfield VA 23838, 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. William Ransom Johnson (approx. 1.2 miles away); Clover Hill Mining District (approx. 3.6 miles away); Namozine Church (approx. 5˝ miles away); a different marker also named Namozine Church (approx. 5˝ miles away); Lee’s Retreat (approx. 5˝ miles away); Skinquarter Baptist Church (approx. 6˝ miles away); Goode's Bridge (approx. 6.8 miles away); Amelia County / Chesterfield County (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesterfield.
 
Eppington Falls Rd (left) & River Rd (right) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 18, 2010
2. Eppington Falls Rd (left) & River Rd (right)
Eppington, Chesterfield County image. Click for full size.
Photographed By National Register Nomination
3. Eppington, Chesterfield County
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,395 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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