Gloucester Hall

Gloucester Hall (HM1F3L)

Location: Gloucester Courthouse, VA 23061 Gloucester County
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N 37° 29.001', W 76° 37.415'

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Near here stood Gloucester Hall (built ca. 1660s), where Bacon's Rebellion effectively ended with the fatal illness of its leader, Nathaniel Bacon, in 1676. In 1684, this house served as the first Virginia residence of Royal Governor Francis Howard, baron Howard of Effingham, whose wife, Lady Philadelphia Pelham Howard, died there in 1685. Col. John Pate, a member of the Council of State, built the house on his 2,100-acre plantation, including 1,141 acres that his uncle Richard Pate had patented in 1650. Col. Thomas Pate inherited the plantation in 1672. Both Richard Pate and Col. Thomas Pate represented Gloucester County in the House of Burgesses.
HM NumberHM1F3L
Marker NumberNA 10
Year Placed2012
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 10:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 356454 N 4149731
Decimal Degrees37.48335000, -76.62358333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 29.001', W 76° 37.415'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 29' 0.06" N, 76° 37' 24.90" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11643 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Gloucester Courthouse VA 23061, US
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