Lovingston in Nelson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Boyhood Home of Colonel John Mosby
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number R-50.)
Location. 37° 50.706′ N, 78° 46.089′ W. Marker is in Lovingston, Virginia, in Nelson County. Marker is at the intersection of Thomas Nelson Highway (U.S. 29) and Mosby Lane, on the right when traveling north on Thomas Nelson Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lovingston VA 22949, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nelson County / Albemarle County (approx. Hurricane Camille (approx. 2.6 miles away); Covesville Apple Industry (approx. 4.7 miles away); Rockfish Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); William H. Crawford (approx. 6½ miles away); a different marker also named Hurricane Camille (approx. 8 miles away); Nelson County World War Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away); Nelson County World War II Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lovingston.
1. Old Marker
This marker replaces a previous R-50 with the same title, which was placed three miles north of Woods Mill on Virginia Highway 6. The old marker read, Five miles south near the "Thoroughfare Gap" was the early boyhood home of Colonel John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916), famous Confederate Ranger. He attended the school near Murrell's Shop, east of Elmington.
— Submitted August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,860 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. 2. submitted on March 6, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the house site (foundations stones reportedly remain). • Can you help?