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Near Chester in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Colonel Thomas Lygon

 
 
Colonel Thomas Lygon Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
1. Colonel Thomas Lygon Marker
Inscription. Colonel Thomas Lygon, who came to the Virginia colony in the early 1640s from Worcestershire, England, patented several large parcels of land on the north bank of the Appomattox River in an area known as The Cowpens, near Mount My Lady, which was then part of Henrico County. It is likely that he lived in this area with his wife Mary Harris and their five children. Lygon served in the House of Burgesses from Henrico County in 1656, as a colonel in the county militia, and as surveyor of the county until his death in 1675.
 
Erected 1990 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 203.)
 
Location. 37° 19.217′ N, 77° 18.522′ W. Marker is near Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of East Hundred Road (Virginia Route 10) and Point of Rocks Road, on the right on East Hundred Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester VA 23836, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Opposunoquonuske (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mary Randolph (about 500 feet away); Bermuda Hundred (about 600 feet away); Weston Manor
Colonel Thomas Lygon Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
2. Colonel Thomas Lygon Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); The Army of the James Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Depot Field Hospital (approx. 1.4 miles away); John Randolph (approx. 1.4 miles away); Point of Rocks (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chester.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,648 times since then and 90 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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