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

New Kent Courthouse

 
 
New Kent Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
1. New Kent Courthouse Marker
Inscription. Lord Cornwallis's army was here, moving eastward, June 22, 1781; Lafayette, in pursuit, June 25; Washington, Rochambeau and Chastellux, on their way to Yorktown, September 14, 1781. A part of Joseph E. Johnston's army, retiring to Richmond, passed through, May, 1862.
 
Erected 1942 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number WO 16.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Washington-Rochambeau Route marker series.
 
Location. 37° 31.069′ N, 76° 58.697′ W. Marker is in New Kent, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of New Kent Highway and Courthouse Circle. Click for map. The marker is located on the lawn in front of the New Kent County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: New Kent VA 23124, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Lafayette (here, next to this marker); Martha Washington's Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker); John Parke Custis (within shouting distance of this marker); A Tale of Three Structures (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct
New Kent County Courthouse built 1909. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
2. New Kent County Courthouse built 1909.
line); The Wilson House: Witness to Three Centuries (about 600 feet away); Harold J. Neale (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Harold J. Neale (approx. 3.8 miles away); Stuart's Ride (approx. 5.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Kent.
 
Also see . . .  New Kent net. New Kent County Virginia History. (Submitted on April 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
New Kent Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
3. New Kent Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument.
To the revered memory of the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors from New Kent County 1861-1865.
"Lest We Forget" image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
4. "Lest We Forget"
Military units organized in New Kent. Pamunkey Rifles Co. E. 53, Virginia Regiment. Barhamsville Grays Co. B. 53, Virginia Regiment. New Kent Cavalry Troop F. Third Virginia Cavalry.
The Old Tavern at New Kent Courthouse (circa 1700). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
5. The Old Tavern at New Kent Courthouse (circa 1700).
The tavern was used as a communications headquarters by the Union Army while it was based on the Pamunkey River, first at Cumberland and later at White House.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 915 times since then and 111 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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