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

Tyree's Plantation

 
 
Tyree's Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
1. Tyree's Plantation Marker
Inscription. After a detachment of the Marquis de Lafayette's army defeated Maj. John G. Simcoe's cavalry at Spencer's Ordinary near Williamsburg on 26 June 1781, Lafayette shadowed the British army encamped at the colonial capital. He made his headquarters just north of here at Tyree's plantation, 28 June-5 July 1781, while he waited for the British commander, Gen. Charles Cornwallis, to tip his hand. Early in July, Maj. Gen. Henry Clinton, commander of British forces, ordered Cornwallis to send 3,000 of his men to New York. On 4 July, Cornwallis began marching to Portsmouth to embark, and Lafayette pursued him the next day.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 29.)
 
Location. 37° 25.449′ N, 76° 53.686′ 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. Cooper's Mill (here, next to this marker); Liberty Baptist Church (a few steps from this marker); Diascund Bridge
Tyree's Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
2. Tyree's Plantation 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 796 times since then and 77 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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