The Briars

The Briars (HMIQ)

Location: Boyce, VA 22620 Clarke County
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N 39° 6.052', W 78° 2.506'

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Two and a half miles to the northwest stands The Briars, as stuccoed stone, two-story, five-bay dwelling that was constructed around 1819 as the home of Dr. Robert Powell Page. His daughter, Mary Francis Page, married John Esten Cooke, noted Virginia novelist, soldier, and historian. They moved to the house in 1869. Cooke lived at The Briars until his death in 1886. Besides a very successful author, Cooke also served during the Civil War with distinction as the chief ordinance officer for Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, C.S.A.
Marker NumberB 2
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 7:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 755817 N 4332137
Decimal Degrees39.10086667, -78.04176667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.052', W 78° 2.506'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 3.12" N, 78° 2' 30.36" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 62 State Rte 620, Boyce VA 22620, US
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