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Near Smithfield in Isle of Wight County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Town

 
 
Old Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
1. Old Town Marker
Inscription. Half a mile north, stood the Warrascoyack Indian village. Captain John Smith obtained corn there for the starving colonists in 1608. The Warrascoyacks took part in the massacre of 1622 and their village was destroyed in 1623. In 1680, Old Town was established.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number K 238.)
 
Location. 37° 3.417′ N, 76° 40.452′ W. Marker is near Smithfield, Virginia, in Isle of Wight County. Marker is on Burwells Bay Road 0.1 miles east of Old Stage Highway (Virginia Route 10), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smithfield VA 23430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Huger (approx. 1.5 miles away); Surry County / Isle of Wight County (approx. 1.6 miles away); Wrenn’s Mill (approx. 1.6 miles away); Poole’s Funeral Home (approx. 2.7 miles away); Fort Boykin (approx. 3.5 miles away); Fort Boykin Historic Park (approx. 3.5 miles away); Welcome to Fort Boykin Historic Park (approx. 3.5 miles away); Lawne’s Creek Church (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Smithfield.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Old Town Marker on Burwells Bay Road (facing east). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
2. Old Town Marker on Burwells Bay Road (facing east).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,058 times since then and 104 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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