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Providence Forge in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Providence Forge

 
 
Providence Forge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
1. Providence Forge Marker
Inscription. Here about 1770, Charles Jeffery Smith, a Presbyterian minister, settled and, with William Holt, built a forge for making farm implements. Francis Jerdone became a partner in 1771. A militia camp was established here in 1781, and Lafayette was here in July and August, 1781.
 
Erected 1950 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number W 20.)
 
Location. 37° 26.541′ N, 77° 2.742′ W. Marker is in Providence Forge, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is on Pocahontas Trail (U.S. 60) 0.1 miles east of Olivet Church Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Providence Forge VA 23140, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forge Bridge (a few steps from this marker); State Game Farm (approx. 3 miles away); Harold J. Neale (approx. 3.8 miles away); Chickahominy Indians (approx. 4.4 miles away); Old Quaker Settlement - Adkins Store (approx. 4.4 miles away); John Smith Captured by Virginia Indians (approx. 4.8 miles away); Arnold Stansley (approx. 4.9 miles away); Dedicated To Learning (approx. 5.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Providence Forge.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Providence Forge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
2. Providence Forge Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 46 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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