Near Kinsale in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Northumberland County / Westmoreland County
Westmoreland County. Area 252 square miles. Formed in 1653 from Northumberland and King George, and named for an English county. In it were born George Washington, James Monroe, and Robert E. Lee.
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-4.)
Location. 38° 0.467′ N, 76° 35.283′ W. Marker is near Kinsale, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Cople Highway (Virginia Route 202) just west of the Hampton Hall Bridge over Hampton Hall Branch, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kinsale VA 22488, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The War of 1812 / British Attacks at Kinsale and Mundy Point (approx. half a mile away); British Attacks at Kinsale and Muddy Point / The War of 1812 (approx. half a mile away); Kinsale (approx. 1.1 miles away); Relentless Raids War in the Chesapeake (approx. 1.6 miles away); “O! say can you see…” (approx. 1.6 miles away); Historic District of Kinsale, Virginia (approx. 1.6 miles away); McCoy Revolutionary Soldiers (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kinsale.
Regarding Northumberland County / Westmoreland County. From the Northumberland County Wikipedia entry: Of the 172 counties that have ever existed in Virginia’s history, Northumberland ended up being “ancestor” of 116 of these—more than the current number of counties (several having been lost to other states).
From the Northumberland County website: Northumberland County, Virginia, was originally known as Chickacoan, an Indian district on the Northern Neck, lying between the Rappahannock and Potomac rivers, tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. ¶ In 1648, this “Mother County of the Northern Neck” was organized and named after County Northumberland, England. The first white settler to make a permanent home in the county was Col. John Mottrom, sometime between 1635-1640. ¶ In 1648 Northumberland County,
From the Westmoreland County Wikipedia entry: As originally established by the House of Burgesses from Northumberland County, Virginia in 1653, the territory of Westmoreland County encompassed much of what later become the various counties and cities of Northern Virginia, including the city of Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, and Prince William County. These remained Westmoreland until 1664, when Stafford County, Virginia was formed. ¶ Westmoreland County was the birthplace of George Washington, the first President of the United States (at the former settlement of Bridges Creek, Virginia); James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States; and General Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate armies. It was the residence of Col. Nicholas Spencer, who patented the land at Mount Vernon in 1674 with his friend
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