“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Chester in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Mary Randolph

(9 Aug. 1762 - 23 Jan. 1828)

Mary Randolph Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andy Walker, September 21, 2008
1. Mary Randolph Marker
Inscription. Mary Randolph, a native of Chesterfield County and author of the first American regional cookbook, lived nearby at Presquile Plantation during the last two decades of the 18th century after her marriage to David Meade Randolph in 1782. The couple then moved to Richmond, where Mary Randolph's reputation as cook, hostess, and entrepreneur flourished. They later moved to Washington, D. C. In 1824, she published The Virginia Housewife, an important collection of recipes and advice that has been reprinted many times since. In her book, Mary Randolph revealed not only her own culinary genius but also the rich and diverse heritage of early American cuisine
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-267.)
Location. 37° 19.184′ N, 77° 18.416′ W. Marker is near Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on East Hundred Road (Virginia Route 10) 0.1 miles west of Allied Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is near the community of Rivermont just north of Hopewell City. Marker is in this post office area: Chester VA 23836, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bermuda Hundred (here, next to this marker); Opposunoquonuske
Mary Randolph Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
2. Mary Randolph Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Colonel Thomas Lygon (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Weston Manor (approx. ¾ mile away); The Army of the James Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Depot Field Hospital (approx. 1.3 miles away); John Randolph (approx. 1.3 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
Also see . . .  Feeding America - Mary Randolph biography. (Submitted on September 24, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicColonial EraNotable Persons
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,311 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 22, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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