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Near Charles City in Charles City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Holdcroft

Charles City County, Virginia

 
 
Holdcroft Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
1. Holdcroft Marker
Inscription. The Chickahominy Indians resided near here along the river that bears their name. This area was part of Wilmington Parish and was part of James City County before 1720. In the 1800s the community acquired the name of the Holdcroft family. Mt. Pleasant Church (est.1813) was established by members of Charles City Baptist Church (est. 1776). Rev. John M. Lamb was a prominent minister who served Mt. Pleasant from 1853 until ca. 1878. Other landmarks included Holdcroft High School , a post office (1880-1953), Binns Store, Orange 's Store and the office of Dr. Davis. Graves Landing and Willcox Neck provided river crossings to James City and New Kent counties. The upper ferry known as Edloe's and Cowles ferry was the site of a colonial era ordinary. Early plantations included Peace Hill and Pottersfield. Prominent residences of the area include Pleasant Hill , Sidlands, and the homes of the Parsons and Orange families.
 
Erected by Charles City County.
 
Location. 37° 21.936′ N, 76° 56.098′ W. Marker is near Charles City, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker is at the intersection of The Glebe Lane and Horse Shoe Road, on the left when traveling east on The Glebe Lane. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles City VA 23030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Holdcroft Marker on The Glebe Lane (facing east). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
2. Holdcroft Marker on The Glebe Lane (facing east).
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chickahominy Water Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Piney Grove (approx. 2.4 miles away); Piney Grove and Southalls (approx. 2.5 miles away); Mt. Zion & Rustic (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Chickahominy Water Trail (approx. 2.9 miles away); Binns Hall (approx. 3 miles away); Blanks Crossroads (approx. 3.9 miles away); Fort James (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charles City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charles City County Historical Markers. Holdcroft. (Submitted on May 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Chickahominy Indians Eastern Division. Chickahominy Tribe History. (Submitted on May 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 825 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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