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

Six-Mile Ordinary

 
 
Six-Mile Ordinary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, July 13, 2009
1. Six-Mile Ordinary Marker
Inscription. Six-Mile Ordinary, a popular 18th-century tavern also known as Allen's for its proprietor Isham Allen, stood six miles from Williamsburg. On 1 July 1774, a group of free holders congregated there and drafted the James City Resolves not to import British goods. Two years later, they gathered again to declare their support for American Independence. On 21 April 1781, Col. James Innes notified the governor that 500 British infantrymen, 50 horses, and 4 pieces artillery had come ashore at Burwell's Ferry. Because of this unexpected event, Innes and his troops retreated to Six-Mile Ordinary around midnight.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 34.)
 
Location. 37° 20.366′ N, 76° 45.261′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is at the intersection of Richmond Road (U.S. 60) and Lightfoot Road (County Route 646), on the right when traveling south on Richmond Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23188, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spencer's Ordinary (here, next to this marker); Green Spring (a few steps from this marker); James City County / York County
Six-Mile Ordinary, Spencer's Ordinary and Green Spring Markers image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, July 13, 2009
2. Six-Mile Ordinary, Spencer's Ordinary and Green Spring Markers
View looking south on Route 60.
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Hot Water / Centerville (approx. 2.5 miles away); Olive Branch Christian Church (approx. 3 miles away); Washington–Rochambeau Route (approx. 3.1 miles away); Eastern State Hospital (approx. 3.5 miles away); a different marker also named Eastern State Hospital (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 817 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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