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Rixeyville

LOCATION: 9040 Rixeyville Rd., Rixeyville

Rixeyville is named for the Rixey family who arrived here in the early 1800s from Fauquier County. Revolutionary War veteran Richard Rixey, with his four sons, John, Presley, Charles, and William, purchased thousands of acres from the Pendleton family. Pleasant Hill, now Rixey Manor, built about 1809 by Charles Rixey, still stands nearby.  In 1818, Rixeyville, described as “situated handsomely on a healthy and high position” was established when the postal service began near here in a log cabin. From the 1870s to 1994 the post office primarily operated out of “Maw and Paws” store, before moving to its present location. Culpeper County Rixey descendants include Rear Admiral Presley M. Rixey, Surgeon General of the U. S. Navy, and Eppa Rixey, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer.

Marker installed June 2024

 

Reference Material

Rixeyville Area and Points of Interest.

Rixeyville Area.  Eugene Scheel, Map of Culpeper County. Washington, D.C.: Williams & Heintz, 1975

The Rixeyville Post Office has been located in this general are for 200 years.  “Rixeyville Post Office Celebrates Bicentennial,” Culpeper Star-Exponent, 17 February 2018.  Image Courtesy of the Culpeper Star -Exponent.

Commemorative postmark at the Rixeyville Post Office. “Rixeyville Post Office Celebrates Bicentennial,” Culpeper Star-Exponent, 17 February 2018.  Image Courtesy of the Culpeper Star -Exponent.

“Greenland,” Virginia Star (Culpeper), 23 February 1939.

“Rose Dale,” Virginia Star (Culpeper), 14 May 1939.

Contact Us

Museum of Culpeper History
113 S. Commerce Street
Culpeper, VA 22701

Phone: (540) 829-1749

Hours

Monday-Sunday:
10am – 4pm
CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day

 

 

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