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Stevensburg in Culpeper County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Salubria

 
 
Salubria Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 5, 2008
1. Salubria Marker
Inscription.  Just south stands Salubria, a rare estate of Georgian architecture in Virginia's Piedmont. The house is notable for its elegant proportions, fine Flemish-bond brickwork, and superb interior paneling. Salubria probably was constructed in the mid-eighteenth century for the Reverend John Thompson. According to local tradition, he built Salubria in 1742 when he married his first wife Ann Butler, the widow of Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood. In 1802 James Hansbrough bought the property and named it Salubria, which means healthful. Salubria was the birthplace and family home of Admiral Cary T. Grayson, personal physician to President Woodrow Wilson.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-32.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitectureColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1742.
 
Location.
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38° 26.519′ N, 77° 53.19′ W. Marker is in Stevensburg, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is at the intersection of Germanna Highway (State Highway 3) and Batna Road (County Route 663), on the right when traveling east on Germanna Highway. Located beside Salubria Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stevensburg VA 22741, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Historic Stevensburg, Virginia (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Stevensburg (approx. ¼ mile away); Religion in Stevensburg (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Religion in Stevensburg (approx. ¼ mile away); Battlefield Preservation (approx. ¼ mile away); The Civil War in Stevensburg (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named The Civil War in Stevensburg (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named The Civil War in Stevensburg (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stevensburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Salubria Photo Gallery. (Submitted on January 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Salubria National Register Nomination. (PDF) Details the history and architecture of Salubria. (Submitted on January 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Salubria. History of the home and family, from the Germanna Foundation. (Submitted on January 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Salubria Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, January 5, 2008
2. Salubria Marker
 
 
Salubria (1756 approx.) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, July 7, 2013
3. Salubria (1756 approx.)
The front view of the Georgian mansion.
Salubria (1756 approx.) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, July 7, 2013
4. Salubria (1756 approx.)
A rear view of the partially restored Georgian mansion and courtyard.
Salubria (1756 approx.) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, July 7, 2013
5. Salubria (1756 approx.)
The site of the terraced gardens at Salubria. The four terraces have been cleared for possible future research and restoration. The Grayson family graveyard is located on the second terrace on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,070 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on July 8, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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