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Champlain in Essex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fonthill

 
 
Fonthill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
1. Fonthill Marker
Inscription. A mile and a half west stands Fonthill, built in 1832 by Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter. He served variously as United States senator, Confederate secretary of state, Confederate States senator, and as a member of the peace commission that met with Union representatives near Fort Monroe in February 1865. Imprisoned briefly at the end of the war, Hunter soon resumed his public career, serving as treasurer of Virginia from 1874 to 1880.
 
Erected 1980 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number N-20.)
 
Location. 38° 0.775′ N, 76° 59.537′ W. Marker is in Champlain, Virginia, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of US 17 and VA 631 Lloyd's Road, on the right when traveling south on US 17. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Champlain VA 22438, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Settlement (approx. 3.9 miles away); Gouldborough Plantation (approx. 4.7 miles away); Rappahannock Indian Migration (approx. 6.1 miles away); Vauter's Church (approx. 6.6 miles away); Pissaseck Indians
Fonthill image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
2. Fonthill
(approx. 6.8 miles away); Leedstown (approx. 6.8 miles away); John Pratt Hungerford (approx. 6.9 miles away); Bountiful Marshes (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on April 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Fonthill at an Earlier Time image. Click for full size.
3. Fonthill at an Earlier Time
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,141 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on August 24, 2009.
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