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

Cooper's Mill

 
 
Cooper's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
1. Cooper's Mill Marker
Inscription. Half a mile north on Diascund Creek stood Cooper's Mill. On 23-24 June 1781, the British army commanded by Gen. Charles Cornwallis seized supplies there while en route to its camp at Williamsburg and Maj. John G. Simcoe's Rangers burned the bridge there. The small army under the Marquis de Lafayette pursued, but at a safe distance. In July, Cornwallis withdrew to Yorktown to await reinforcement or evacuation. The allied armies under Gen. George Washington and the Comte de Rochambeau besieged him there until he surrendered on 19 Oct. 1781, effectively ending the Revolutionary War.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 25.)
 
Location. 37° 25.45′ N, 76° 53.683′ W. Marker is in Lanexa, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of Pocahontas Trail (U.S. 60) and Liberty Church Road, on the left when traveling east on Pocahontas Trail. 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. Tyree's Plantation (here, next to this marker); Liberty Baptist Church (a few steps from this marker); Diascund Bridge
Cooper's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
2. Cooper's Mill Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Kent County (about 300 feet away); Fort James (approx. 1.1 miles away); Chickahominy Water Trail (approx. 2.6 miles away); New Kent County / James City County (approx. 3.5 miles away); Chickahominy Indians (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lanexa.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 620 times since then and 66 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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