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Occoquan in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rockledge

 
 
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By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
1. Rockledge Marker
Inscription. John Ballendine built this finely proportioned Georgian House, “Rockledge,” in c. 1760. William Buckland, a premier colonial Chesapeake architect, reportedly designed it. “Rockledge” is a rare example of a Tidewater Virginia stone dwelling. Several entrepreneurs who sought to maximize Occoquan’s potential as a port and industrial town resided there.
 
Erected by Town of Occoquan.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Historic Occoquan marker series.
 
Location. 38° 41.112′ N, 77° 15.726′ W. Marker is in Occoquan, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Mill Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 440 Mill St, Occoquan VA 22125, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ellicott’s Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Occoquan (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Occoquan - Center for the Processing of Grain (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Occoquan (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dogue Indians
Rockledge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
2. Rockledge Marker
"Rockledge" can be seen peeking through the trees.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Occoquan River Bridges (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Methodist Church (about 300 feet away); Commerce Street (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Occoquan.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rockledge Mansion - Historic intimate wedding venue. (Submitted on September 27, 2017, by Samuel Paik of Gainesville, Virginia.)
2. Rockledge, Mill Street, Occoquan, Prince William County, VA - Library of Congress. Photos, drawings, and documents from the Historic American Buildings Survey. (Submitted on September 27, 2017.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyColonial EraLandmarksNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Rockledge image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
3. Rockledge
Picture is taken from the Mill House Museum.
Rockledge image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
4. Rockledge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,493 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 9, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Interior photos of Rockledge • Can you help?
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