Near here stood Homestead, the plantation of James Mason (1744-1784), a captain in the 15th Virginia Regiment from 1776 to 1778 and a colonel in the Brunswick County militia during the Revolutionary War. It was also the home of his son Edmunds Mason (1770-1849), member of the Virginia General Assembly (1802-1805) and county clerk (1807-1834), and birthplace of his grandchildren John Y. Mason (1799-1859), member of Congress (1831-1837) and U.S. attorney general (1845-1846), and Dr. George Mason (1809-1895). Before the Civil War, Dr. Mason and his mother-in-law, Mary A. Jones, operated a school at Homestead that had opened at nearby West View about 1840.
Year On Marker: 1970
Geographic Location: Greensville County
Physical Description of Location: Emporia, VA 23847. Located on Governor Harrison Parkway (Hwy 58), 1.2 miles east of the junction of Governor Harrison Parkway (Hwy 58) and State Route 606. Marker is on the left when traveling east on Governor Harrison Parkway (Hwy 58).
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