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

Scotchtown

 
 
Scotchtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 19, 2009
1. Scotchtown Marker
Inscription. A mile north is Scotchtown, Patrick Henry's Home, 1771-1777. Dolly Madison, President James Madison's wife, lived here in her girlhood. Layfayette was here in May, 1781, retreating northward before Cornwallis. Cornwallis passed here in June, 1781, moving westward.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number W-214.)
 
Location. 37° 49.597′ N, 77° 35.876′ W. Marker is near Beaverdam, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of West Patrick Henry Road (Virginia Route 54) and Scotchtown Road, on the right when traveling west on West Patrick Henry Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beaverdam VA 23015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Scotchtown (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cedar Creek Quaker Meeting House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fork Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Church Quarter (approx. 4.2 miles away); Sycamore Tavern (approx. 4.9 miles away); Stuart's Riders Skirt Ashland (approx. 5.4 miles away); Attack at Ox Ford (approx. 6.2 miles away); Turning Lee’s Flank (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Scotchtown Road image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 19, 2009
2. Scotchtown Road

1. Scotchtown. APVA Preservation Virginia. (Submitted on August 25, 2009.) 

2. Scotchtown Nomination (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on August 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Scotchtown image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 19, 2009
3. Scotchtown
Scotchtown image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 24, 2003
4. Scotchtown
Scotchtown Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 19, 2009
5. Scotchtown Entrance
Scotchtown, State Route 685 vicinity, Beaverdam, Hanover County, VA. image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, circa 1933
6. Scotchtown, State Route 685 vicinity, Beaverdam, Hanover County, VA.
Library of Congress [HABS VA,43-BEVDA,1-7]
 
 
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 729 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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