The Retreat

The Retreat (HM49)

Location: Bluemont, VA 20135 Clarke County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 7.38', W 77° 53.28'

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One and a half miles north is The Retreat, home to three distinguished generations of the Parker family. Thomas Parker, a general in the War of 1812, constructed this imposing Federal-style house in 1799. Richard Parker, his nephew, was a U.S. Senator, justice of the state Supreme Court of Appeals, and jury member at the trial of Aaron Burr. His son, Richard Elliot Parker, served in the U.S. House of Representatives and presided as a federal judge at the trial of John Brown. During the Civil War the battle of Cool Springs was fought near The Retreat on 18 July 1864.
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HM NumberHM49
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Marker NumberT-17
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historical Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 8:19am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 250334 N 4334398
Decimal Degrees39.12300000, -77.88800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 7.38', W 77° 53.28'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 7' 22.80" N, 77° 53' 16.80" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 41 State Rte F709, Bluemont VA 20135, US
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