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Historical Markers in Ashland, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Hanover County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Hanover County, VA (275) Caroline County, VA (64) Goochland County, VA (35) Henrico County, VA (330) King William County, VA (35) Louisa County, VA (43) New Kent County, VA (56) Spotsylvania County, VA (394)  HanoverCounty(275) Hanover County (275)  CarolineCounty(64) Caroline County (64)  GoochlandCounty(35) Goochland County (35)  HenricoCounty(330) Henrico County (330)  KingWilliamCounty(35) King William County (35)  LouisaCounty(43) Louisa County (43)  NewKentCounty(56) New Kent County (56)  SpotsylvaniaCounty(394) Spotsylvania County (394)
Hanover is the county seat for Hanover County
Ashland is in Hanover County
      Hanover County (275)  
ADJACENT TO HANOVER COUNTY
      Caroline County (64)  
      Goochland County (35)  
      Henrico County (330)  
      King William County (35)  
      Louisa County (43)  
      New Kent County (56)  
      Spotsylvania County (394)  
 
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1Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — AshlandThe War Years — Lee vs. Grant — The 1864 Campaign —
Ashland in 1860 was a quiet, charming village. Its 150 residents lived in cottages on tree-lined streets. A fashionable hotel, a notable racecourse, and a famous mineral springs resort made Ashland a social center. Then came war. In the summer . . . Map (db m8199) HM
2Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — E-16 — Ashland
In 1838, the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad bought 462 acres bordering its tracks twelve miles north of Richmond in Hanover County. The company created a small summer retreat and passenger rest stop there. In 1858, the area was . . . Map (db m1991) HM
3Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — Blackwell House
Originally the home of Dr. Robert E. Blackwell, class of 1874, President of the College from 1902 to 1938.Map (db m149679) HM
4Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — E-17 — Confederate March From the North Anna River
Following the Union army's departure from the North Anna River on 26 May 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee cautiously moved his army south toward Richmond to stay between the Federals and the capital. Lee's wagon trains, using nearby Ellett's . . . Map (db m17788) HM
5Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — Downtown Business Growth Fuels Ashland ExpansionAshland Museum Inside Out
Ashland's business district developed after the Civil War around the intersection of England and Thompson streets and Railroad Avenue. The train station was on the east side of the tracks north of England Street, with a passenger shed on the west . . . Map (db m92677) HM
6Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — E-119 — Early Stages of Stuart's Ride Around McClellan
Confederate Brig. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart with his 1,200 cavalrymen rode past this spot on the morning of 12 June 1862, heading west. On a mission to gather intelligence about Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac, Stuart hoped to . . . Map (db m15837) HM
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7Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — E-15 — Henry at Hanover Courthouse
Six miles east still stands Hanover Courthouse, in which, December, 1763, Patrick Henry delivered his great speech in the “Parsons’ Cause,” when he denounced the British government for vetoing an act of the Virginia General Assembly.Map (db m15849) HM
8Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — E-14 — Jackson's March to Mechanicsville
In mid-June 1862, having defeated three Union armies in the Shenandoah Valley, Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson and his Valley Army joined Gen. Robert E. Lee to defend Richmond. Jackson and his men marched by here on 26 June to strike the . . . Map (db m16168) HM
9Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — M60 Main Battle TankPatton Series
The Patton series of tanks are named after General George S. Patton, commander of the U.S. Third Army during WWII, and one of the first American advocates for the use of tanks in battle. The M60 Patton battle tank entered active duty . . . Map (db m79750) HM
10Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — Railroad Company Sees Potential For A Town Among The Slash PinesAshland Museum Inside Out
Railroad transportation was still new in 1836 when the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac (RF&P) Railroad Company completed a single track from Richmond to a sawmill 20 miles north in rural Hanover County. At the same time, the RF&P purchased a . . . Map (db m92674) HM
11Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — I-10A — Randolph-Macon College
Three blocks west is Randolph-Macon College for men, oldest permanent Methodist college in America. Chartered in 1830 and named for John Randolph and Nathaniel Macon. Originally located at Boydton in Mecklenburg County, it was moved here in 1868.Map (db m1992) HM
12Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — I-10a — Randolph-Macon College
Chartered in 1830 in Boydton, this institution is the oldest Methodist-affiliated college in continuous operation in the United States. It is named for statesmen John Randolph of Virginia and Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina. The college was moved . . . Map (db m8213) HM
13Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — I-10b — Randolph-Macon College
Chartered in 1830 in Boydton, this institution is the oldest Methodist-affiliated college in continuous operation in the United States. It is named for statesmen John Randolph of Virginia and Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina. The college was moved . . . Map (db m8214) HM
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14Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — Rev. Alexander G. Brown D.D.
This lot was the site of the home of Rev. Alexander G. Brown D.D. Chaplain at Boydton 1857-1858 Financial Secretary 1871-1875 Member of Board of Trustees of Randolph-Macon College for twenty nine years 1871-1900 Dr. Brown . . . Map (db m149678) HM
15Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — E-142 — School Transportation
Virginia public school boards began providing transportation to white students early in the 20th century but frequently denied this service to African Americans. Black children often had to walk miles to school, leading to nonattendance. Across . . . Map (db m112286) HM
16Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — E-105 — Slash Church
Erected in 1729-32 as the Upper Church of Saint Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Slash Church's location next to swampy woods (a "slash" in 18th-century terms) gave it its name. The Reverend Patrick Henry, uncle of the famous patriot, served as rector . . . Map (db m16167) HM
17Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — E-122 — Stuart Turns North
Late in the morning of 12 June 1862, Confederate Brig. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart and 1,200 cavalrymen reached this intersection on a mission to gather intelligence about Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac. Here Stuart's column . . . Map (db m15842) HM
18Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — E-74 — Stuart's Ride Around McClellan
Near here, on Winston's Farm, J. E. B. Stuart, advancing north, camped on June 12, 1862. Stuart was scouting to find the position of the right wing of McClellan's army besieging Richmond. At this point he turned east to Hanover Courthouse. Stuart . . . Map (db m15834) HM
19Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — E-120 — Stuart's Ride Around McClellan Begins
Here at Elmont (known as Kilby's Station during the Civil War), Confederate Brig. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart assembled the last of his 1,200 cavalrymen and began his ride around Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac on 12 June 1862. . . . Map (db m15840) HM
20Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — E-121 — Stuart's Riders Skirt Ashland
On the afternoon of 12 June 1862, Confederate Brig. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's column passed here on a mission to gather intelligence about Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac. Riding northeast toward the Richmond, Fredericksburg, . . . Map (db m15881) HM
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21Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — The Blanton House
Originally the home of the Blanton, Family, More recently the home of Wendy and Dan Schmitt '82.Map (db m149680) HM
22Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — Town Of Ashland Historic DistrictAshland Museum Inside Out
The Town of Ashland has two historic districts: the Randolph-Macon College Historic Campus that was made a district in 1979 and the larger Ashland Historic District established in 1983. The Randolph-Macon College Historic Campus encompasses . . . Map (db m92675) HM
 
 
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Dec. 10, 2022