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White Marsh in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rosewell

 
 
Rosewell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, October 13, 2007
1. Rosewell Marker
Inscription. Three miles west, on Carterís Creek, stand the ruins of Rosewell, a grand mansion with the finest brickwork in the English colonies. Begun in 1725 by Mann Page I, and home to the Page family for more than one hundred years, Rosewell stood three stories tall. It was crowned with a parapet and twin octagonal cupolas and had two flanking dependencies on the north front that formed a forecourt. Rosewell contained fine paneling and wood carving. In 1916, fire swept the mansion, leaving a magnificent shell that is a testament to 18th-century craftsmanship.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number NW-14.)
 
Location. 37° 20.702′ N, 76° 31.347′ W. Marker is in White Marsh, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is on George Washington Memorial Highway (U.S. 17) south of Hickory Fork Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Marsh VA 23183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fairfield (here, next to this marker); Rosewell and Werowocomoco (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Walter Reedís Birthplace (a few steps from this marker); Robert Russa Moton
Rosewell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 21, 2010
2. Rosewell Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); United Negro College Fund (within shouting distance of this marker); Warner Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Abingdon Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Governor John Page (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Marsh.
 
More about this marker. This marker sits with NW-22 and is yards from NW-8 and NW-6
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 974 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 14, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2. submitted on July 27, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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