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Marshall in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oak Hill

John Marshall’s Home

 
 
Oak Hill John Marshall's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 23, 2007
1. Oak Hill John Marshall's Home Marker
Inscription. Thomas Marshall, the father of future Chief Justice John Marshall, built Oak Hill about 1773 and relocated his family there from The Hollow, their former home nearby. John Marshall resided at Oak Hill for two years until he entered the Continental army in 1775 at the age of twenty. He became the owner of the property in 1785 when his father moved to Kentucky. Although Marshall resided mostly in Washington, D.C. and Richmond, he improved Oak Hill and used it as a retreat. In 1819 his son Thomas, constructed an attached Classical Revival dwelling.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number FB-2.)
 
Location. 38° 53.264′ N, 77° 54.378′ W. Marker is in Marshall, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is at the intersection of Grove Lane (Virginia Route 185) and Justice Lane, on the right when traveling west on Grove Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marshall VA 20116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Emmanuel Episcopal Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Piedmont Station (approx. 2 miles away); Delaplane (approx. 2 miles away); Death of 2d Lt. James “Big Yankee” Ames
Oak Hill John Marshall's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 23, 2007
2. Oak Hill John Marshall's Home Marker
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Birthplace of Lt. Presley Neville O’Bannon, USMC (approx. 2.6 miles away); Rectortown (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lee’s Narrow Escape (approx. 3 miles away); Campaign of Second Manassas (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marshall.
 
Regarding Oak Hill. Oak Hill is a private residence, and is not open for general public tours.
 
Also see . . .  NPS Entry on Oak Hill. (Submitted on June 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
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Oak Hill image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 23, 2007
3. Oak Hill
Summer time view from the road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,718 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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