Marlborough

Marlborough (HMST)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Country: United States of America

N 38° 22.53', W 77° 27.087'

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Strategically situated at the tip of a peninsula jutting into the Potomac River at Potomac Creek, Marlborough was established under the Town Act of 1691 as a river port town. It served as the county seat of Stafford County from 1691 until about 1718. Marlborough never fully developed. In 1726, noted lawyer John Mercer (1705-1768) moved there and built Marlborough plantation and attempted to revive the town. Mercer had one of the largest private libraries in Virginia, in which the young George Mason received much of his education. Mercer's attempt to revive the town was unsuccessful and it ceased to exist by the end of the 18th century.
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HM NumberHMST
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Marker NumberE-75
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 8:21pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285856 N 4250323
Decimal Degrees38.37550000, -77.45145000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 22.53', W 77° 27.087'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 22' 31.80" N, 77° 27' 5.22" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1012-1046 U.S. 1, Fredericksburg VA 22405, US
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