Derwent (HMC18)

Location: Powhatan, VA 23139 Powhatan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 36.332', W 78° 4.769'

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Built 1841. First called "Cottage Hill." Name changed to "Derwent" in 1859.

Robert E. Lee with Mrs. Lee, son Custis and two daughters, Agnes and Mildred, lived here during the summer of 1865 as the guest of Mrs. E.R. Cocke. From this house he encouraged his fellow Southerners to unite in honest efforts to obliterate the effects of war and restore the blessings of peace, to take such work as they could find, to participate in elections, and to labor without needless repining for the rebuilding of their wasted land. In August he was offered the presidency of Washington College and on September 15th, he left "Derwent" for Lexington. His family followed in early December.
HM NumberHMC18
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 2:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 757809 N 4166061
Decimal Degrees37.60553333, -78.07948333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 36.332', W 78° 4.769'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 36' 19.92" N, 78° 4' 46.14" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6099 State Rte 646, Powhatan VA 23139, US
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