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

Castle Hill

 
 
Castle Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, September 12, 2009
1. Castle Hill Marker
Inscription. The original house was built in 1765 by Thomas Walker, explorer and pioneer. Tarleton, raiding Charlottesville to capture Jefferson and the legislature, stopped here for breakfast, June 4, 1781. This delay aided the patriots to escape. Castle Hill was long the home of Senator William Cabell Rives, who built the present house.
 
Erected 1928 by Virginia Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number W-204.)
 
Location. 38° 4.643′ N, 78° 17.532′ W. Marker is in Keswick, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Gordonsville Road (Virginia Route 231) 1½ miles from Virginia Route 640, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. One of the estates within the Southwest Mountains Historic Rural Historic District. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6132 Gordonsville Road, Keswick VA 22947, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. John School — Rosenwald Funded (approx. 0.9 miles away); Revolutionary War Campaign of 1781 (approx. 1.9 miles away); Albemarle County/Louisa County (approx. 2.3 miles away); Maury’s School (approx. 2.8 miles
Wide view of Castle Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, September 12, 2009
2. Wide view of Castle Hill Marker
away); Southwest Mountains Rural Historic District (approx. 4 miles away); General Thomas Sumter (approx. 5.1 miles away); a different marker also named Southwest Mountains Rural Historic District (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Marquis Road (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keswick.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Castle Hill: Journey Through Hallowed Ground. (Submitted on September 13, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Historic Castle Hill Preserved. (Submitted on September 13, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Main Gate of Castle Hill image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, September 12, 2009
3. Main Gate of Castle Hill
View Through the Castle Hill Gates image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 22, 2010
4. View Through the Castle Hill Gates
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 967 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 13, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   4. submitted on October 26, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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