Captain Jack Jouett, Jr.

Captain Jack Jouett, Jr. (HM24YI)

Location: Mineral, VA 23117 Louisa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 57.232', W 77° 54.024'

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1754-1822

Began his perilous ride on horseback near this point, Cuckoo Tavern, to Monticello, between midnight and dawn on June 4, 1781, which saved Governor Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia General Assembly in session at Charlottesville from capture by the British under Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton, thus protecting the author of the Declaration of Independence as well as contributing to the liberty of his country. May his memory live forever in the hearts of his countrymen. This boulder, from the land of Cuckoo, was placed first in 1926 by the people of the village and Louisa County at a site approximately 40 feet distant given by Dr. Eugene Pendleton whose family has owned "Cuckoo" since 1815. It was relocated here in 1968.
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HM NumberHM24YI
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Year Placed1926
Placed ByThe Jack Jouett Chapter, Virginia NSDAR
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 245166 N 4204665
Decimal Degrees37.95386667, -77.90040000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 57.232', W 77° 54.024'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 57' 13.92" N, 77° 54' 1.4400000000001" W
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Area Code(s)540, 804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6373 Jefferson Hwy, Mineral VA 23117, US
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