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Gloucester Point in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Welcome to Gloucester Point

A Point for the Defense

 
 
Welcome to Gloucester Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
1. Welcome to Gloucester Point Marker
Inscription. You are standing at the entrance to Tyndallís Point Park. These protected remains of a Civil War fort survive to help take us back into the history of Gloucester Point. Nearby, you will find signs and brochures explaining events that occurred here during the American Revolution and the Civil War. You can also explore the eight-sign Point Walk ahead, strolling through 400 years of history.

English settlers, redcoat and patriot armies, and blue and gray citizen soldiers have defended and attacked this point during rebellions, revolutions and civil war. Today, the County of Gloucester and the National Park Service work together to protect the grounds while the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, located across Route 17, guards against environmental enemies of the Chesapeake Bay.

Enjoy your visit but please stay on the walkway and respect the plants and earthworks in this preserve. With your assistance, these unique pieces of history will survive for future generations.

The Tyndallís Point Park Walkway is a cooperative venture of Gloucester County, the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network and the National Park Service.
 
Erected by Gloucester County, Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, National Park Service.
 
Location.
Gloucester Point Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
2. Gloucester Point Markers
37° 15.025′ N, 76° 30.085′ W. Marker is in Gloucester Point, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is on Vernon Street near Riverview Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is located at the entrance to Tyndall's Point Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1376 Vernon Street, Gloucester Point VA 23062, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. After the Surrender at Yorktown (here, next to this marker); Gloucester Point (here, next to this marker); Early Land Patent (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Gloucester Point (a few steps from this marker); Natives, Explorers, Tobacco and Buccaneers (a few steps from this marker); A Vital British Outpost at Gloucester Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Attacking with “Decisive Vigor” (within shouting distance of this marker); The British Safety Valve (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gloucester Point.
 
More about this marker. On the right is an aerial photo with the caption, "Gloucester Point and the George P. Coleman Bridge is the northern gateway to the Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Jamestown sites where the United States was born."
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
Tyndallís Point Park Walkway image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
3. Tyndallís Point Park Walkway
Tyndall's Point Park image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
4. Tyndall's Point Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 679 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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