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Near West Point in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New Kent County

 
 
New Kent County Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
1. New Kent County Marker
Inscription. Established in 1654 from York and named for County Kent, England. In it are Chestnut Grove, Birthplace of Martha (Dandridge) Custis; White House, home of Martha Custis; Poplar Grove, where Martha Custis met George Washington; St. Peter's church, where Washington was married to her; Eltham, where John Parke Custis, Washington's stepson, died in 1781; Barhamsville, where Patrick Henry received money to pay for powder seized by Lord Dunmore, 1775; Providence Forge, remains of one of the oldest iron forges in America. New Kent County was traversed by Cornwallis and Lafayette in 1781.
 
Erected 1931 by New Kent County Citizens' Association.
 
Location. 37° 31.186′ N, 76° 49.908′ W. Marker is near West Point, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is on Eltham Road (Virginia Route 33) 0.1 miles south of Virginia Avenue, on the right when traveling south. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Brick House (here, next to this marker); Peninsular Campaign (here, next to this marker); Eltham (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Elthamís Landing
New Kent County Marker on Eltham Road. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
2. New Kent County Marker on Eltham Road.
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Home of Signer (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller (approx. 2.2 miles away); Indians Poisoned At Peace Meeting (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .  New Kent County Virginia History. (Submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 57 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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