Red House and the McDowell Family

Red House and the McDowell Family (HMFR6)

Location: Fairfield, VA 24435 Rockbridge County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 52.068', W 79° 18.615'

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Nearby once stood a log house painted red built by the McDowell family. John McDowell received land here for surveying Borden's Grant in the late 1730's. In 1742 McDowell was killed during a conflict between settlers and Indians. Dr. Ephraim McDowell, grandson of John McDowell, was born nearby on 11 November 1771. When he was 13 years old his family moved to Kentucky and he later became a prominent physician. He is referred to as the "father of ovariotomy surgery." A nearby cemetery contains the grave of kinsman James McDowell, governor of Virginia from 1843 to 1845.
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HM NumberHMFR6
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Marker NumberA-45
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 7:54am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 648626 N 4192492
Decimal Degrees37.86780000, -79.31025000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 52.068', W 79° 18.615'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 52' 4.08" N, 79° 18' 36.90" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4657 N Lee Hwy, Fairfield VA 24435, US
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