Brompton (NRIS 79003279)
Hanover St. and Sunken Rd.,
Fredericksburg (Independent City),
Virginia. County/parish: Fredericksburg.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
July 24, 1979.
- Brompton (Fredericksburg, Virginia)
- Brompton, originally known as Marye House, is an historic house located on heights overlooking the town of Fredericksburg, Virginia. The house was built in 1838 by John Lawrence Marye. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in July 1979.The house sits atop an area of Fredericksburg known as 'Marye's Heights'.
The town was about 400 yards from Brompton and was a Confederate stronghold against repeated Union Army assaults on the slope during the Battle of Fredericksburg (1862–1863). Confederate General James Longstreet maintained his headquarters at Brompton.Brompton currently serves as the residence of the President of the University of Mary Washington. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/79003279