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West Point in King William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Home of Signer

 
 
Home of Signer Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
1. Home of Signer Marker
Inscription. Carter Braxton, signer of the Declaration of Independence, lived at West Point 1777-1786 after fire destroyed his plantation Chericoke, upriver on the Pamunkey. The town house no longer stands. From West Point Braxton channeled war goods to Patriot troops.
 
Erected 1976 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number OC 26.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
 
Location. 37° 32.19′ N, 76° 48.019′ W. Marker is in West Point, Virginia, in King William County. Marker is on 14th Street (Virginia Route 33) 0.1 miles east of Kirby Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point VA 23181, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indians Poisoned At Peace Meeting (approx. 0.3 miles away); Indian Treaty of 1646 (approx. 0.3 miles away); King William County / King and Queen County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller
14th Street (facing east). Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
2. 14th Street (facing east).
(approx. ĺ mile away); Battle of Elthamís Landing (approx. 2 miles away); Eltham (approx. 2.1 miles away); Peninsular Campaign (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .
1. NPS Signers of the Declaration of Independence. Carter Braxton. (Submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Signers of the Declaration of Independence. Carter Braxton. (Submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Downtown redevelopment evident in West Point, Va. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
3. Downtown redevelopment evident in West Point, Va.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 899 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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