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Near Granville in Charles City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Scene of Jefferson’s Wedding

 
 
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By Richmond Regional Planning Commission
1. Scene of Jefferson’s Wedding Marker
Inscription. Two miles east is the site of “The Forest,” home of Martha Wayles Skelton, widow of Bathurst Skelton. There she was married to Thomas Jefferson, January 1, 1772. The bridal couple drove in the snow to Jefferson’s home, “Monticello.”
 
Erected 1960 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number V-15.)
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 37° 22.583′ N, 77° 13.488′ W. Marker was near Granville, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker was at the intersection of John Tyler Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 5) and Wayside Road (County Route 607), on the right when traveling east on John Tyler Memorial Highway. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Charles City VA 23030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Wayside & Granville (here, next to this marker); Shirley (approx. 1.9 miles away); Malvern Hill (approx. 1.9 miles away); Benjamin Harrison (approx. 2.4 miles away); Seven Days Battles (approx. 2.8 miles away); Union Reserves (approx. 2.8 miles away); Battlefield Landscape (approx. 2.8 miles away); Battlefield of Malvern Hill (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Granville.
 
Regarding Scene of Jefferson’s Wedding. Monticello is about 90 miles away. They must have spent at least three days on the road, spending the night at inns or friend’s homes along the way.
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on July 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photo   1. submitted on July 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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