Bremo Historic Marker

One of many state highway markers that commemorate important people, events or places throughout the commonwealth. Markers are visible from the road and are open 24 hours a day.<p> To the west is Bremo, built by John Hartwell Cocke after plans made by Thomas Jefferson and completed about 1819. Two other houses once owned by Cocke, Lower Bremo and Recess, are in the vicinity.(All three houses are privately owned and are NOT open to the public.) Cocke, one of the prominent men of his time and associated with the founding of the University of Virginia, was an early temperance advocate.