Near Spotsylvania Courthouse in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Widow Tapp House
The Tapps operated a subsistence farm, planting corn and keeping a few pigs and milk cows. A crib, stable, and small orchard were the property’s other improvements.
Although it survived the Battle of the Wilderness, the Tapp House fell into disrepair and eventually disappeared. Archeologists located the house site in 1989. Like so many other anonymous places, the Civil War transformed this isolated homestead from local obscurity into national recognition.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US Civil • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 38° 17.503′ N, 77° 43.573′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker can Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22551, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Home of Widow Tapp (here, next to this marker); Brink of Victory (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); In The Nick of Time (about 600 feet away); Lee-to-the-Rear (about 600 feet away); In the Nick of Time (about 600 feet away); Lee to the Rear! (approx. 0.2 miles away); Texas (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee to the rear! (approx. 0.2 miles away).
More about this marker. The bottom right of the marker contains In 1865 painting of the Tapp Cabin by George Leo Frankenstein. The left portion of the marker features a photograph with the caption Archaeological students discovered the Widow Tapp House site based on historical research, sophisticated remote sensing technology, and traditional archaeological methods.
This marker was replaced by a new one named The Home of Widow Tapp (see nearby markers).
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,301 times since then and 150 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 3, 4. submitted on March 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.