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

Robert Bolling

(1738-1775)

 
 
Robert Bolling Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
1. Robert Bolling Marker
Inscription.  Robert Bolling, member of the House of Burgesses, lived near here at his home Chellowe. A prolific writer, he published many poems as well as a treatise on wine-making. In 1766, Bolling precipitated a crisis when in an article in the Williamsburg Virginia Gazette he accused prominent legislators of showing favoritism in allowing their friend, and accused murderer, John Chiswell bail. Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier instructed a grand jury “to punish the Licentiousness of the Press” and indict Bolling, but it refused. Bolling died in Richmond while participating in the Virginia Convention of July-Aug. 1775.
 
Erected 2012 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O-99.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1766.
 
Location. 37° 29.998′ N, 78° 24.179′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Virginia, in Buckingham County. Marker
Robert Bolling Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
2. Robert Bolling Marker
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is on East James Anderson Highway (U.S. 60) 0.2 miles east of Scotts Bottom Road (Virginia Route 632), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cumberland VA 23040, 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. Buckingham County / Cumberland County (approx. 2.9 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Camp P-56, Company 1367 (approx. 4.1 miles away); Buckingham Training School (approx. 4.2 miles away); Ellis Acres Park (approx. 4.2 miles away); Gold Mines (approx. 4.8 miles away); Millbrook (approx. 4.8 miles away); a different marker also named Buckingham Training School (approx. 4.9 miles away); Female Collegiate Institute (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 620 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 16, 2022