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Near Doswell in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Church Quarter

 
 
Church Quarter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 19, 2009
1. Church Quarter Marker
Inscription. The two-room log house, a rare survivor of a once-common house type, was built about 1843 probably by Sarah Thornton, whose father-in-law John Thornton acquired the property in 1790. On 16 July 1862, Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson and his staff stopped here and requested some water. The woman who lived here provided him a pitcher from which to drink. On learning Jackson's identity, she refused to let anyone else drink from it, saying that she would give it to her children as a momento of Jackson's visit. The Scotchtown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution purchased and restored the cabin in 1969.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-111.)
 
Location. 37° 50.918′ N, 77° 31.535′ W. Marker is near Doswell, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Old Ridge Road 0.1 miles east of Welling Hall Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Doswell VA 23047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fork Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Attack at Ox Ford (approx. 2.4 miles away); Turning Lee’s Flank (approx.
Church Quarter Marker on Old Ridge Road. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 19, 2009
2. Church Quarter Marker on Old Ridge Road.
2.4 miles away); The Fight for North Anna / The North Anna Battlefield (approx. 2.7 miles away); Dead of the North Anna Battlefield (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Ox Ford Road (approx. 2.8 miles away); Colonel Weisiger's Virginians (approx. 2.9 miles away); Battle on the Skirmish Line (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Doswell.
 
Also see . . .
1. Church Quarter. Scotchtown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. (Submitted on August 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Church Quarter Nomination (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on August 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Church Quarter, built about 1843. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 19, 2009
3. Church Quarter, built about 1843.
Original log portion of the cabin. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 19, 2009
4. Original log portion of the cabin.
This two-room rear ell was added about 1885. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 19, 2009
5. This two-room rear ell was added about 1885.
National Register Plaque. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 19, 2009
6. National Register Plaque.
Church Quarter, State Route 738, Ashland vicinity, Hanover County, VA image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, circa 1933
7. Church Quarter, State Route 738, Ashland vicinity, Hanover County, VA
Library of Congress [HABS VA,43-TAYL.V,1-]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,370 times since then and 138 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   7. submitted on March 22, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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