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Near Greenwood in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mirador

 
 
Mirador Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2007
1. Mirador Marker
Inscription. This was the girlhood home of Viscountess Nancy Astor, first woman member of the British Parliament. She was a daughter of Chiswell Dabney Langhorne, who bought “Mirador” in 1892. The house was built sometime after 1832 for James M. Bowen.
 
Erected 1961.
 
Location. 38° 1.95′ N, 78° 46.194′ W. Marker is near Greenwood, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Rockfish Gap Turnpike (U.S. 250), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Chiswell Dabney Langhorne, a Confederate officer in the Civil War made his fortune in the 1890s as contractor to the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and purchased Mirador as a country retreat. Marker is in this post office area: Greenwood VA 22943, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Mirador ( approx. 1.1 miles away); VDOT Workers’ Memorial ( approx. 1.5 miles away); Nelson County / Albemarle County ( approx. 3.5 miles away); The Rothwell Family ... / Elisha Wm. Robertson ... ( approx. 3.6 miles away); Staunton and James River Turnpike ( approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenwood.
 
Related markers.
Mirador Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2007
2. Mirador Marker
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Chiswell Dabney Langhorne and His Dynamic Daughters. By James Fox (Submitted on July 4, 2007.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Mirador image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2007
3. Mirador
The View from Mirador image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2007
4. The View from Mirador
Mirador image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 2, 2009
5. Mirador
This telephoto view is from Afton Mountain, from the I-64 Scenic Overlook.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 5,035 times since then and 222 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   5. submitted on August 2, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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