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Virginia, Spotsylvania County Museum Historical Markers

Markers erected by the Spotsylvania County Museum.
 
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By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 18, 2020
A Case of Negligence Marker
1 Virginia, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania Courthouse — A Case of NegligenceSpotsylvania Court House National Historic District
"The county jail is now nearly completed, and ready for the reception of ...boarders...Persons taking quarters will be able to resist all attacks of burglars, and as far as burglars are concerned, may enjoy their slumbers in the . . . Map (db m148417) HM
2 Virginia, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania Courthouse — A Crime of Passion… A Devastating Loss…Spotsylvania Court House National Historic District
In 1924, tragedy stuck the Powell family. Peter Powell's brother, Dr. Robert Powell was shot to death by his neighbor, Charles Kendall, who was arrested and charged with with first degree murder. During the trial, it was revealed that Kendall's . . . Map (db m148379) HM
3 Virginia, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania Courthouse — A Final JourneySpotsylvania Court House National Historic District
After Lt. General Thomas Johnson "Stonewall" Jackson was wounded at Chancellorsville on May 2nd, 1863, he was taken to an Army hospital near Wilderness Church where his left arm was amputated. Fearing his capture, Lee ordered his move south to . . . Map (db m148413) HM
4 Virginia, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania Courthouse — A Place Called "Courtland"Spotsylvania Court House National Historic District
On April 14, 1839, John Pulliam, local farmer, wrote in his diary......"Agnes and myself went up to Lewis Rawlings to meeting, heard an excellent sermon by Reverend J. Cook, dined at Lewis Rawlings, came home." In 1836, Samuel . . . Map (db m148374) HM
5 Virginia, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania Courthouse — A Place of Public WorshipChrist Church Episcopal, Est. 1841 — Spotsylvania Court House National Historic District —
On July 20, 1841, John Pulliam, a Vestryman wrote in his diary...... "A warm day, this being the day set aside for the consecration of the church at Spotsylvania Courthouse, about nine o'clock. I started to church in the company of John . . . Map (db m148420) HM
6 Virginia, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania Courthouse — A Tavern at the New CourthouseSpotsylvania Court House National Historic District
In 1838, tragedy struck. The frame Courthouse on the Po River mysteriously burned. Lewis Rawlings and his wife Hannah offered the Justices of Spotsylvania County 10 acres for a new Courthouse. They quickly accepted. Lewis Rawlings was born in . . . Map (db m148389) HM
7 Virginia, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania Courthouse — A Tavern in the Midst of BattleSpotsylvania Court House National Historic District
In 1864, the war returned to the village of Spotsylvania Court House. Sanford's Inn, because of its position at the crossroads, offered a point of observation for General Robert E. Lee, who surveyed the Federal lines from the upper windows facing . . . Map (db m148391) HM
8 Virginia, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania Courthouse — Amid Shot and ShellSpotsylvania Court House National Historic District
Berea Church was initially used as a field hospital during the battles for Spotsylvania Court House as fighting raged on the Brock Road on May 8th. On May 11th, the church became the headquarters of General Jubal Early. On May 13th, the area came . . . Map (db m148418) HM
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9 Virginia, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania Courthouse — An Old Jail...A New HomeSpotsylvania Court House National Historic District
"Was summoned as one to go with the Sheriff to take possession of the old clerk's office. The company met at the Court House, all armed and proceeded to our duty. We arrived at the office; forced the door, went in and took out all . . . Map (db m148415) HM
10 Virginia, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania Courthouse — An Ordinary on the Road to SnellSpotsylvania Court House National Historic District
The exact date of the building of the Ordinary on the road from Fredericksburg to Snell is a mystery. The earliest date we can attribute is 1770. It may have existed prior, but unproven by current evidence. In 1799, the property and Ordinary, . . . Map (db m148387) HM
11 Virginia, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania Courthouse — An Unexpected End to LifeSpotsylvania Court House National Historic District
Phillip Anns, the fifth owner of the tract and building, died on August 3, 1873. He left a sum of money to his wife Lydia Anns for the care of their four children. However, Charles M. Garrett married Ann's 16-year-old daughter, Lizzie, and was . . . Map (db m148381) HM
12 Virginia, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania Courthouse — Ashes to AshesChrist Church Episcopal, Est. 1841 — Spotsylvania Court House National Historic District —
Here lies Edgar and Ann Harrison along with the daughters Ellen and Maria. Edgar was born in 1829 in King and Queen, Virginia. He married Ann Marie Smith Goodwin in Fredericksburg in 1851. Edgar was a farmer by occupation. In 1858 with the help . . . Map (db m148422) HM
13 Virginia, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania Courthouse — Berea Christian ChurchSpotsylvania Court House National Historic District
In 1832 the process of starting a new church began when an organization known as the Reforming Congregation of Disciples chose a group of trustees to select a site. The group chose Berea Christian Church as the new name after Berea, an ancient . . . Map (db m148419) HM
14 Virginia, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania Courthouse — Chancellor'sSpotsylvania Court House National Historic District
On December 31, 1855, Joseph Sanford and his wife Agnes sold the tract of land across from the Courthouse and the Spotswood Inn (also owned by Sanford) to Dr. J. Edgar Chancellor. The deed had restrictions; Sanford was to have the use and . . . Map (db m148383) HM
15 Virginia, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania Courthouse — In His Father's FootstepsSpotsylvania Court House National Historic District
Samuel Peter Powell was born on January 26, 1880 to James L. Powell, Jr. ad Carrie Elizabeth Jones Powell. He was the oldest of nine children. His father was a surviving Civil War veteran and served as Commonwealth Attorney in Spotsylvania. He . . . Map (db m148377) HM
16 Virginia, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania Courthouse — Joseph Sanford's Inn & TavernSpotsylvania Court House National Historic District
Joseph Farmer Sanford was born in 1819, the son of Lawrence Sanford and Apphia Farmer in Stafford County, Virginia. In 1835, he married Agnes I. M. Crawford of Orange, Virginia. His early career was that of the keeper of the U.S. Hotel in . . . Map (db m148390) HM
17 Virginia, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania Courthouse — Legend, Lore and FactSpotsylvania Court House National Historic District
The famous well at Spotsylvania Courthouse was probably excavate around 1798 at the same time the Tavern and Inn located across the road was established. It dominated the intersection of the Fredericksburg Road, Brock Road and the road to . . . Map (db m148412) HM
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18 Virginia, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania Courthouse — Modification, Decay & PreservationSpotsylvania Court House National Historic District
Most public buildings rarely survive in their original state. The County jail is no exception. By 1876, County records indicate the cells on the upper floor being used for some other purpose. The jail report stated this use cut off ventilation to . . . Map (db m148416) HM
19 Virginia, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania Courthouse — Sadly in Need…Christ Church Episcopal, Est. 1841 — Spotsylvania Court House National Historic District —
The rafters in the interior of the church still reflect the damage from the battle.
"The 11th was passed in comparative quiet, with the exception of our usual salutation from the enemy attacks. They made daily practice on . . . Map (db m148421) HM
20 Virginia, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania Courthouse — Samuel Alsop Jr.Spotsylvania Court House National Historic District
Samuel Alsop Jr., was born in 1776 in Caroline County, the son of Samuel Alsop. He was a plantation owner and planter, slave owner land speculator, and to a limited extend, slave trader. Alsop operated his growing business empire from the area . . . Map (db m148388) HM
21 Virginia, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania Courthouse — The Corner StoreSpotsylvania Court House National Historic District
In March of 1909, George W. Perry acquired the corner store. George was born in Spotsylvania in 1857. He was the son of John M. Perry and Martha Virginia Chewning. In 1885, he married Martha Thompkins in Richmond. She died two years later and he . . . Map (db m148380) HM
22 Virginia, Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania Courthouse — Time PassagesSpotsylvania Court House National Historic District
Joseph Sanford, Sr. sold the tavern to Elijah Fisher in 1869 and left the area. A steady stream of owners followed: Jack Shelton (1872), Joseph Bittle (1887), A. B. Rawlings (1890), H. A. Carner (1897), Thomas B. Coleman (1906). A fire in 1909 . . . Map (db m148392) HM
 
 
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