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Near Franklin in Southampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

South Quay

 
 
South Quay Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
1. South Quay Marker
Inscription. Nearby along the eastern bank of the Blackwater River once existed the community of South Quay, also sometimes called South Key, Old Quay, or Old South Quay. Founded by 1657, South Quay by 1701 had become the site of a landing and trading post. A customs house for international trade had been built at South Quay by 1776. During the Revolutionary War, supplies from overseas arrived there for the colonial army and at least two ships were built there. South Quay was destroyed by fire by British troops on 16 July 1781. The port was rebuilt, but its prominence diminished by the end of the 18th century, and eventually the community disappeared.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number US 6.)
 
Location. 36° 37.155′ N, 76° 54.69′ W. Marker is near Franklin, Virginia, in Southampton County. Marker is on South Quay Road (Virginia Route 189) half a mile east of Bethany School Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin VA 23851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Mahone's Birthplace (approx. 2.5 miles away); Battle of Franklin (approx. 3.8 miles
South Quay Marker on the east bank of the Blackwater River Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
2. South Quay Marker on the east bank of the Blackwater River
away); The Blackwater Line (approx. 3.8 miles away); Confederate Commissary Center (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Barretts: A Franklin Pioneer Family (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Age of Steam (approx. 3.8 miles away); "Can't Is Not in the Camp's Vocabulary" (approx. 3.8 miles away); War Comes to the Blackwater (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,001 times since then and 59 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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