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Near Mineral in Louisa County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cuckoo

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, November 15, 2009
1. Cuckoo Marker
Inscription. Cuckoo, long a landmark for travelers, was built for Henry Pendleton about 1819. Nearby once stood the Cuckoo Tavern, from which in 1781 Jack Jouett made his famous ride. The Pendletons, a prominent family of physicians whose descendants still own the house, constructed two doctor's offices at Cuckoo that still stand; one was built in the 18th century and one in the 19th. The house retains many Federal-style details as well as an early-20th-century Colonial Revival portico. Cuckoo was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register in 1994.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 223.)
 
Location. 37° 57.231′ N, 77° 54.033′ W. Marker is near Mineral, Virginia, in Louisa County. Marker is on Jefferson Highway (U.S. 33) 0.1 miles west of Cross County Road (U.S. 522), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mineral VA 23117, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jack Jouett's Ride (here, next to this marker); Henry Box Brown (approx. 0.6 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2359
Markers on US-33 W image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 15, 2009
2. Markers on US-33 W
(approx. 5.3 miles away); Historic Louisa (approx. 7.1 miles away); Hugh Hammond Bennett (1881-1960) (approx. 7.2 miles away); John Mercer Langston Birthplace (approx. 7.4 miles away); Patrick Henry's Home (approx. 7.4 miles away); Louisa Court House (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mineral.
 
Also see . . .  Cuckoo (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on November 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. LandmarksScience & MedicineWar, US Revolutionary
 
Cuckoo image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 15, 2009
3. Cuckoo
Cuckoo image. Click for full size.
By National Register
4. Cuckoo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 904 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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