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Statistics & Facts
The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Gloucester Courthouse is approximately 2,118.
The approximate number of families is 830 (1990).
The amount of land area in Gloucester Courthouse is 18.105 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.516 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gloucester Courthouse to Washington DC is 106 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is 54 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gloucester Courthouse is positioned 37.40 degrees north of the equator and 76.52 degrees west of the prime meridian.
History & History Related Items
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Gloucester Courthouse Historical Events
1725 - Rosewell - historical ruins
Ten miles southeast of Gloucester Courthouse can be found the ruins of
Rosewell. Begun in 1725 and completed by 1738, Rosewell was the finest
brick mansion in the colonies. The plantation complex contained the
mansion and two forward buildings (a kitchen and an office), a brick
stable, a round brick icehouse, plus the many buildings necessary to
support the farming operations which took place on the 3,000 acre estate.
The mansion was consumed by fire in 1916. Today, one may see the
magnificent ruins in a rural park-like setting of 9 acres. The site is
open to the public Monday-Saturday 10-4, and Sundays from 1-4. We are closed on Thanksgiving Day, December 24-26 and December 31-January 1.
Admission is $ 2 for adults and $ 1 for students.
An introduction and gallery tour is provided at the Visitor Center and a self-guided tour of the ruins follows.
There is a small museum/visitor center with a gift shop and exhibits. Further information can be had by contacting:
The Rosewell Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 1456
Gloucester, VA 23061
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