Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant (HMGRS)

Location: Tappahannock, VA 22560 Essex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 49.702', W 76° 58.173'

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Near here stood the plantation and Thoroughbred stables of Col. John Hoskins (1751-1813), one of the foremost breeders in the country. In 1800 Col. Robert Sanders, of Scott Co., Ky., bought one of Hoskins's horses, Melzar, for ten times the usual price for stallions. Melzar was considered the best example in America of the bloodline of the Godolphin Arabian (one of the five Thoroughbred foundation sires), and improved Kentucky racehorses more than any other early sire. Hoskins, a Revolutionary War veteran of the Siege of Yorktown, served as a county justice and a commissioner in the Jefferson-Adams election of 1800. He also was the father-in-law of Spencer Roane, chief justice of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
Marker NumberO 43
Year Placed1994
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 12:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 326667 N 4188599
Decimal Degrees37.82836667, -76.96955000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 49.702', W 76° 58.173'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 49' 42.12" N, 76° 58' 10.38" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7924 Richmond-Tappahannock Hwy, Tappahannock VA 22560, US
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