Fonthill (HM4K7)

Location: Champlain, VA 22438 Essex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 0.775', W 76° 59.537'

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A mile and a half west stands Fonthill, built in 1832 by Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter. He served variously as United States senator, Confederate secretary of state, Confederate States senator, and as a member of the peace commission that met with Union representatives near Fort Monroe in February 1865. Imprisoned briefly at the end of the war, Hunter soon resumed his public career, serving as treasurer of Virginia from 1874 to 1880.
HM NumberHM4K7
Marker NumberN 20
Year Placed1980
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 5:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 325104 N 4209121
Decimal Degrees38.01291667, -76.99228333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 0.775', W 76° 59.537'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 0' 46.50" N, 76° 59' 32.22" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4901-4903 U.S 17, Champlain VA 22438, US
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