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

Site of Viewmont

 
 
Viewmont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, October 4, 2009
1. Viewmont Marker
The contemporary Viewmont farm is visible in the distance.
Inscription.
Built before 1744 by
Col. Joshua Fry
1699-1754
Surveyor, Mathematician, Pioneer
Commander-in-Chief of Virginia Forces
French and Indian War
George Washington Inscribed over his Grave
“Here lies the good, the just
and the noble Fry.

 
Erected 1963 by Albemarle DAR Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 37° 53.823′ N, 78° 33.018′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Scottsville Road (Virginia Route 20) half a mile south of Frys Path (Virginia Route 627), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Viewmont (a few steps from this marker); Southern Albemarle Rural Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hatton Ferry (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Glebe (approx. 7 miles away); Scottsville Confederate Cemetery (approx. 7.2 miles away);
Site of Viewmont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 22, 2010
2. Site of Viewmont Marker
Historic Scottsville (approx. 7.4 miles away); Hurricane Camille (approx. 7.5 miles away); Barclay House and Scottsville Museum (approx. 7.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Another Col. Joshua Fry marker in Cumberland, Maryland.
 
Also see . . .  Albemarle Adventurers - Joshua Fry. (Submitted on October 12, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, French and Indian
 
Site of Viewmont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 22, 2010
3. Site of Viewmont Marker
Site of Viewmont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 22, 2010
4. Site of Viewmont Marker
The current Viewmont Farmhouse can be seen in the background.
Viewmont Farm Sign image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 22, 2010
5. Viewmont Farm Sign
with the Lottie Moon marker on the near side of the driveway and the Joshua Fry marker on the far side.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,118 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on October 12, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on October 5, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 1, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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