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Rustic in Charles City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Piney Grove and E. A. Saunders

 
 
Piney Grove and E. A. Saunders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
1. Piney Grove and E. A. Saunders Marker
Inscription.  Eight miles west on "The Old Main Road" is Piney Grove. The original portion, built ca. 1800 on Southall's Plantation, is a rare survival of Tidewater log architecture. Edmund Archer Saunders, a successful Richmond businessman, operated a store at Piney Grove between 1857 and 1874 when he sold it to Thomas Harwood. Saunders later returned to Charles City County and purchased Upper Shirley and Weyanoke plantations. Harwood enlarged the building for his home in 1910.
 
Erected 1983 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number V-23.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitectureRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 17.502′ N, 76° 55.989′ W. Marker is in Rustic, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker is on John Tyler Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 5) 0.1 miles east of Willcox Neck Road (Route 623), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles City VA 23030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles
John Tyler Memorial Highway (facing east). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 24, 2009
2. John Tyler Memorial Highway (facing east).
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paspahegh Indians (a few steps from this marker); Sandy Point & Cherry Hall (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mt. Zion & Rustic (approx. 2˝ miles away); Paspahegh (approx. 3.8 miles away); Wowinchapuncke (approx. 3.8 miles away); Sherwood Forest (approx. 4.1 miles away); Sturgeon Point & Kennons (approx. 4.1 miles away); Kennon's Landing (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 853 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 24, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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