Charlottesville, Virginia, Jack Jouett

Captain Jack Jouett, Junior Rode From The Cuckoo Tavern In Louisa County To Warn Governor Thomas Jefferson Of The British Advancement Into Charlottesville, Virginia

In Louisa County, at the site where the Cuckoo Tavern once stood, is two historical markers depicting Jack Jouett’s ride from Cuckoo to Charlottesville, which was made to warn Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia General Assembly members of the British advance towards Charlottesville. May historians consider Captain Jack Jouett, Junior to be the “Paul Revere” of Virginia.

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