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Lanexa 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, March 7, 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° 25.437′ N, 76° 53.628′ W. Marker is in Lanexa, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is on Pocahontas Trail (U.S. 60) 0.1 miles east of Creeks End Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lanexa VA 23089, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Diascund Bridge (here, next to this marker); Liberty Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Cooper's Mill (about 300 feet away, measured in a
New Kent County Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
2. New Kent County Marker
direct line); Tyree's Plantation (about 300 feet away); Fort James (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chickahominy Water Trail (approx. 2.6 miles away); New Kent County / James City County (approx. 3.4 miles away); New Kent Road (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lanexa.
 
Also see . . .  New Kent County Virginia History. (Submitted on March 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 608 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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