Located on property once owned by Supreme Court Chief Justice (1801-1835) John Marshall and his brother James Markham Marshall, Confluence Virginia is intended to contribute to the Community’s long-term social and economic vitality, through responsible planning and community considerations.
Comprehensive Plan Amendment/ & Proposed Solar Project, February & June 2020
R1-A Proffer Amendment, Ch. 175, June 27, 2015 - Resubmitted, August 24, 2017
PND Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment, Ch. 175, 'PND' District, December 14, 2016
Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SLDO), Ch. 148, Street Design, October 16, 2015
R1-A Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment, Ch. 175, Lots & Setbacks, June 27, 2015
Happy Creek House: James Markham Marshall
In 1779, at age 15, James Markham Marshall joined the continental army as a private, and that year became the captain of the first Virginia Regiment. In 1781, as a lieutenant in Alexander Hamilton’s regiment he led what proved to be a decisive attack, called “the forlorn hope”, under heavy British fire at the siege of Yorktown.
The British army would surrender at Yorktown three days later, prompting the British government to negotiate an end to the conflict. The 'Conflict' would end 2 years later.
In 1795 James Markham Marshall married Hester Morris, daughter of Robert Morris, the great patriot and principal Financier of the American Revolution. … After their marriage George Washington appointed James Minister to France and while James and Hester were abroad on their honeymoon, Marshall negotiated the release of the Marquis de Lafayette for Washington.
The couple remained abroad for two more years and their two eldest sons were born while the family was in England, however, because of her patriotism, Hester Marshall refused to give birth on English soil and arrangements were made to deliver the children on an American ship in the English Channel.
In 1797, James Markham Marshall, his brother in-law, and his brother, John James Marshall, purchased the property from an heir of Lord Fairfax. James’ family took up residence on the outskirts of Town and built a house which they called Happy Creek after the stream of that name.
Learn More: C. Ballard, "James Markham Marshall remembered & honored", W.C.R., Nov. 2016
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