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

New Kent Road

 
 
New Kent Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 24, 2009
1. New Kent Road Marker
Inscription. By the 1720s, several taverns stood on New Kent Road (also called the Old Stage Road) between Williamsburg and New Kent Court House. During two wars, the road served opposing armies as well as travelers. In June 1781, near the end of the Revolution, British commander Gen. Charles Cornwallis marched his army from Richmond to Williamsburg on the road, with the Marquis de Lafayette and his army in cautious pursuit. During the Civil War, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Confederate army withdrew west on the road toward Richmond after the Battle of Williamsburg on 5 May 1862; Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac slowly followed.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 26.)
 
Location. 37° 24.995′ N, 76° 49.225′ W. Marker is near Toano, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is at the intersection of Barhamsville Road (Virginia Route 30) and Old Stage Road (Virginia Route 746), on the right when traveling south on Barhamsville Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Toano VA 23168, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Hall Tavern (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hickory Neck Church
New Kent Road (facing south). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 24, 2009
2. New Kent Road (facing south).
(approx. 1.9 miles away); New Kent County / James City County (approx. 2.5 miles away); Burnt Ordinary (approx. 2.5 miles away); State Shipyard (approx. 2.5 miles away); Chickahominy Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Olive Branch Christian Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); New Kent County (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Toano.
 
Categories. Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 855 times since then and 4 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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