1754-1822Began 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.
|Placed By||The Jack Jouett Chapter, Virginia NSDAR|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at 7:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 245166 N 4204665|
|Decimal Degrees||37.95386667, -77.90040000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 57.232', W 77° 54.024'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 57' 13.92" N, 77° 54' 1.4400000000001" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||540, 804|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6373 Jefferson Hwy, Mineral VA 23117, US|
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