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Col. George Eskridge Memorial Tree

April 29, 1937

 
 
Col. George Eskridge Memorial Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., July 10, 2008
1. Col. George Eskridge Memorial Tree Marker
Inscription.  May this Oak Tree from "Sandy Point" Westmoreland Co. Virginia, home of Col. George Eskridge, who was guardian for Mary Ball, shelter her last resting place, as she in her early childhood was sheltered and protected by her beloved guardian. As descendants of our illustrious ancestor, we dedicate this tree to the memory of our countries noblest mother and her guardian, Col. George Eskridge.
 
Erected by Mrs. Elise Towson Coele, Sponsor.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryWomen. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees series list.
 
Location. 38° 18.356′ N, 77° 28.144′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Avenue and Pitt Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meditation Rock (here, next to this marker); The Mary Washington Monument (a few steps from this marker); Welcome (a few steps
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from this marker); Mary Washington Burial Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Religious Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); Fredericksburg Granite (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Recreation Park (about 600 feet away); The Canal Ditch: Battlefield Obstacle (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Col. George Eskridge Memorial Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., July 10, 2008
2. Col. George Eskridge Memorial Tree Marker
The Gordon Family cemetery is surrounded by the brickwall seen in this photo. The Gordons were 19th century owners of nearby Kenmore.
Col. George Eskridge Memorial Tree and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., July 10, 2008
3. Col. George Eskridge Memorial Tree and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,499 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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