Gordonsville in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Albemarle County/Louisa County
Albemarle County was formed in 1744 from Goochland County and named for William Anne Keppel, the second Earl of Albemarle, titular governor of Virginia from 1737 to 1754. A portion of Louisa County was later added to Albemarle County. In 1761, part of Albemarle County was divided to form Buckingham and Amherst Counties. President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was born in this county at Shadwell and there he built his home Monticello. The city of Charlottesville is the county seat. The University of Virginia chartered in 1819 and opened for instruction in 1825 is located there. Jefferson designed the university and supervised its construction.
Located in the heart of the Virginia Piedmont, this rural county was named for Louisa, the daughter of George II. It was formed from Hanover County in 1742; the county seat is Louisa. During the Revolutionary War, the Marquis de Lafayette and colonial solders in June 1781 traveled through the county to out maneuver British troops. Among the county’s historic resources are the Green Springs Historic District, Boswell’s Tavern and Cuckoo. Other landmarks include the monumental Louisa County courthouse and the old jail.
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources.
Location. 38° 3.812′ N, 78° 15.284′ W. Marker is in Gordonsville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Louisa Road (Virginia Route 22) 0.1 miles west of Whitlock Road (Virginia Route 616), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gordonsville VA 22942, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary War Campaign of 1781 (approx. half a mile away); St. John School — Rosenwald Funded (approx. 1.6 miles away); Castle Hill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Maury’s School (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Marquis Road (approx. 3.8 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2347 (approx. 3.8 miles away); Boswell’s Tavern (approx. 3.9 miles away); General Thomas Sumter (approx. 4.6 miles away).
Categories. • Colonial Era • Landmarks • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary •
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