Willow Shade

Willow Shade (HM1FU)

Location: Gore, VA 22637 Frederick County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 16.139', W 78° 18.535'

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This house, built in 1858, was the childhood home of novelist Willa Cather from 1874 to 1883, when she moved with her family to Nebraska. It was the setting of the final chapters of her novel SAPPHIRA AND THE SLAVE GIRL. Willa Cather was born December 7, 1873, one mile south in the community of Gore then known as Back Creek Valley.
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HM NumberHM1FU
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Marker NumberB 17
Year Placed1986
Placed ByDepartment of Conservation and Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 5:23am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 732157 N 4350078
Decimal Degrees39.26898333, -78.30891667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.139', W 78° 18.535'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 8.34" N, 78° 18' 32.10" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6444 Northwestern Pike, Gore VA 22637, US
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