Grub Hill Church Road
Amelia Court House, Virginia 23002
Father John Bannister Tabb was born in Amelia County in 1845 to one of Tabb Monument marker in Amelia CountyVirginias wealthiest families. He served in the Confederate Navy on the blockade runner, the Robert E. Lee, and was one of the periods finest Southern poets. His work was published in such renowned periodicals as Harpers, Cosmopolitan and The Atlantic.
Tabb converted from Episcopalism to Catholicism in 1872 and was recruited by St. Charles College in Maryland to teach English grammar. He was ordained in 1884 and passed away in 1909.
John Bannister TabbOn Nov. 7, 1936, the Forest Memorial Association of Notre Dame, Ind., placed on a one-acre plot in Amelia County a marker honoring Father Tabb. Ephrain and Ida M. Anderson had deeded the land to the state on Oct. 29, 1936. Two interpretive signs were added there in April 2007.
The monument is in Amelia County. From Route 360, take Route 609 north 5.7 miles. The marker and a small parking area are on the right.