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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21MV_virginia-state-penitentiary_Richmond-VA.html
The Virginia General Assembly authorized a state penitentiary in 1796 during a penal reform movement aimed at rehabilitating convicts through confinement and labor. Benjamin H. Latrobe, who later designed the United States Capitol, was the pr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21MU_richmond-hill_Richmond-VA.html
Richmond Hill was an early name for Church Hill. Richard Adams, one of the most prominent men in Richmond, built a house on this site by the 1790s, and a second house, still standing, was constructed here about 1810. William Taylor remodeled t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21MM_the-crooked-road_Bastian-VA.html
From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Coalfields region, Southwest Virginia is blessed with historic and contemporary music venues, musicians, and fretted instrument makers. Historically isolated, the region retained its strong musical legacy b…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21LQ_stone-house_Manassas-VA.html
The Stone House at the intersection of the historic Warrenton Turnpike and Manassas-Sudley Road witnessed the shifting tides of battle at First and Second Manassas. Tour the house (open seasonally) and walk to the crest of Buck Hill, on your right…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21LN_flight-from-matthews-hill_Manassas-VA.html
The First Battle of Manassas started on Matthews Hill — the prominent rise one-half mile ahead of you. Thousands of Federals were swiftly advancing in this direction. Confederate Capt. John Imboden rushed four cannon into position near here …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21LJ_lovely-mount-tavern_Radford-VA.html
Built by John Heavin on the Wilderness Road in 1796, the Tavern served as an Inn. A settlement, including a general store, blacksmith shop, saloon, and homes grew up around it. William Baskerville acquired the property in 1827 and operated a post …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21LC_oregon-hill_Richmond-VA.html
The Henrico County town of Sydney, laid out here in 1817, was slow to develop. Oregon Hill, a working-class Richmond neighborhood just east of Belvidere Street, expanded westward across the county line to this area during the 1850s. Many whit…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21L4_fair-oaks_Aldie-VA.html
Fair Oaks, built ca. 1881 as the home of Alexander Moore, is a vernacular interpretation of the Italianate architectural style. From 1835 to 1971, six generations of the Moore family owned and operated nearby Aldie Mill, constructed by legisl…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21L3_new-jerusalem-lutheran-church_Lovettsville-VA.html
New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, formally established in 1765, was among Virginia's earliest Lutheran congregations east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Its founders were Palatine Germans who immigrated to this area from Pennsylvania and Maryland …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21L1_loving-v-virginia_Richmond-VA.html
Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter, defined under Virginia's 1924 Racial Integrity Act as an interracial couple, married in June 1958 tn Washington, D.C and returned home to Caroline County, Arrested in July for violating Virginta's laws against…
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