Near Lancaster in Lancaster County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1986 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-90.)
Location. 37° 43.5′ N, 76° 28.743′ W. Marker is near Lancaster, Virginia, in Lancaster County. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster VA 22503, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major Edward Dale (approx. 2.2 miles away); White Marsh Church (approx. 4 miles away); St. Mary’s White Chapel (approx. 4.2 miles away); Queenstown (approx. 4.3 miles away); Corotoman (approx. 4.3 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Christ Church Lancaster (approx. 4.3 miles away); St. Mary’s Whitechapel (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lancaster.
This could not possibly be the site of the Barford plantation. The earliest reference to "Barford" is the Prayer Book discovered by Mrs. John Scarlett Smith stating that "Thomas Carter of Barford in ye county of Lancaster... married Katherine Dale". Edward Dale gave them the land in 1674, four years after they were married. He was already "of Barford" when he was married so the Dale land could not have been the Barford plantation.
Also, Thomas Carter of Barford was never "Captain" of anything. Captain Thomas Carter was his uncle.
Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest in the Historical Marker database. I regret we cannot confirm the history behind the marker, as we have no affiliation with the organization who researched and erected it.
— Submitted January 14, 2011, by Jeff Carter of Peachtree City, Georgia.
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