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

Mt. Zion & Rustic

Charles City County, Virginia

 
 
Mt. Zion & Rustic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 7, 2010
1. Mt. Zion & Rustic Marker
Inscription. These communities were established on opposite banks of Morris Creek , earlier known as Tanks Pasbye hayes the Indian name, Moyses Creek after Theodore Moyses who patented land there, and as Moses Creek. Before 1720 this area was part of James City County and Wallingford Parish. During the 1700s several homes of the Dancy family stood nearby. Micah Church (est. 1850) and the post office at Apperson's Store (1850-71), later the store of Graham Walker, Sr., were also located in this area. Mt. Zion Church moved here in the 1880s from a location along present-day Route 5 and the present structure was erected on the site of El Bethel Methodist Church. Local schools included Walkers and Mt. Zion. The surviving schoolhouse was built in 1915 through the efforts of the Home Mission Society. A landing on the Chickahominy River was known as Little Egypt. Prominent homes are located north of Morris Creek and include Eagles Nest, Cary Hill, Forest Level and Mt. Airy, a seat of the Southall family. South of Morris Creek were located Flowery Hill, Haystack and Pigs Point.
 
Erected by Charles City County.
 
Location. 37° 19.615′ N, 76° 55.684′ W. Marker is near Charles City, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker is on Wilcox
Wilcox Neck Road (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 7, 2010
2. Wilcox Neck Road (facing south)
Neck Road (Virginia Route 623) 1.2 miles south of Eagles Nest Road (Virginia Route 621), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11600 Willcox Neck Road, Charles City VA 23030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sandy Point & Cherry Hall (approx. 2.3 miles away); Piney Grove and E. A. Saunders (approx. 2.5 miles away); Paspahegh Indians (approx. 2.5 miles away); Chickahominy Water Trail (approx. 2.6 miles away); Holdcroft (approx. 2.7 miles away); Sturgeon Point & Kennons (approx. 3.7 miles away); Kennon's Landing (approx. 3.7 miles away); Sherwood Forest (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charles City.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
Mt. Zion Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 7, 2010
3. Mt. Zion Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 658 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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