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Near Millers Tavern in King and Queen County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mount Pleasant

 
 
Mount Pleasant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
1. Mount Pleasant Marker
Inscription. Near here stood the plantation and Thoroughbred stables of Col. John Hoskins (1751-1813), one of the foremost breeders in the country. In 1800 Col. Robert Sanders, of Scott Co., Ky., bought one of Hoskins's horses, Melzar, for ten times the usual price for stallions. Melzar was considered the best example in America of the bloodline of the Godolphin Arabian (one of the five Thoroughbred foundation sires), and improved Kentucky racehorses more than any other early sire. Hoskins, a Revolutionary War veteran of the Siege of Yorktown, served as a county justice and a commissioner in the Jefferson-Adams election of 1800. He also was the father-in-law of Spencer Roane, chief justice of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O-43.)
 
Location. 37° 49.702′ N, 76° 58.173′ W. Marker is near Millers Tavern, Virginia, in King and Queen County. Marker is at the intersection of Richmond Tappahannock Highway (U.S. 360) and Bruington Road (Route 621), on the right when traveling east on Richmond Tappahannock Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tappahannock VA 22560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker
Richmond Tappahannock Hwy & Bruington Rd (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
2. Richmond Tappahannock Hwy & Bruington Rd (facing east)
, measured as the crow flies. King and Queen County / Essex County (approx. one mile away); Mattaponi Indian Town (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bacon's Northern Force (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mt. Zion Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bruington Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Apple Tree Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Clark Home (approx. 4.7 miles away); Hillsboro (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millers Tavern.
 
Categories. AnimalsAntebellum South, USWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 835 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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