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Near Mollusk in Lancaster County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Queenstown

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
1. Queenstown Marker
Inscription. Seven miles southeast on Town Creek near the mouth of the Corrotoman River is the site of Queenstown. The town was created in 1692 in accordance with the Act of Ports passed that year by the Virginia General Assembly to establish in each county port towns to centralize trade and, tax collection. Capt. David Fox and Robert “King” Carter served as town trustees and sold lots laid out on 50 acres of Capt.William Ball’s land. Carter built the county courthouse and prison there about 1699. The town declined after his death in 1732, the county seat was moved to present- day Lancaster a decade later, and Queenstown slowly disappeared.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-96.)
 
Location. 37° 44.754′ N, 76° 33.143′ W. Marker is near Mollusk, Virginia, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of Mary White Chapel Road (Virginia Route 201) and River Road (U.S. 354), on the right when traveling south on Mary White Chapel Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mollusk VA 22517, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Mary’s Whitechapel (about 600 feet away, measured in
Queenstown Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
2. Queenstown Marker
a direct line); Trade Routes (approx. 2.9 miles away); St. Mary’s White Chapel (approx. 3.1 miles away); Birthplace of Washington’s Mother (approx. 3.7 miles away); Bewdley (approx. 3.9 miles away); Barford (approx. 4.3 miles away); Major Edward Dale (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lancaster County / Richmond County (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 596 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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