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Near Quinton in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New Kent County

 
 
New Kent County Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, January 28, 2009
1. New Kent County Marker
Inscription. Established in 1654 from York and named for County Kent, England. In it are Chestnut Grove, Birthplace of Martha (Dandridge) Custis; White House, home of Martha Custis; Poplar Grove, where Martha Custis met George Washington; St. Peter's church, where Washington was married to her; Eltham, where John Parke Custis, Washington's stepson, died in 1781; Barhamsville, where Patrick Henry received money to pay for powder seized by Lord Dunmore, 1775; Providence Forge, remains of one of the oldest iron forges in America. New Kent County was traversed by Cornwallis and Lafayette in 1781.
 
Erected 1931 by New Kent County Citizens' Association.
 
Location. 37° 30.868′ N, 77° 12.399′ W. Marker is near Quinton, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is on East Williamsburg Road (U.S. 60) 0.1 miles east of White Oak Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quinton VA 23141, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henrico County/New Kent County (a few steps from this marker); Capt. John Smith Captured (a few steps from this marker); McClellan's Crossing (a few steps
New Kent County Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, January 28, 2009
2. New Kent County Marker
from this marker); New Kent Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Bottom's Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Orapax (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elko Community Center (approx. 1.5 miles away); Antioch Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Quinton.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Official Site of New Kent County, Virginia. (Submitted on March 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. New Kent County, Virginia. (Submitted on March 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 701 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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