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Urbanna in Middlesex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Urbanna Creek

 
 
Urbanna Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 16, 2010
1. Urbanna Creek Marker
Inscription. First known as Nimcock Creek, this creek was mentioned in a legislative act of 1680 as “Wormley’s Creek.” After the town of Urbanna was named in 1705 for Queen Anne, the stream was given the same name. British privateersmen entered the creek, June 5, 1781, and pillaged Urbanna and Rosegill, the plantation of Sir Richard Wormeley.
 
Erected 1987 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number OC-40.)
 
Location. 37° 37.746′ N, 76° 34.283′ W. Marker is in Urbanna, Virginia, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Urbanna Road (Virginia Route 227), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is just before the bridge, at the entrance to the town. There is a pull-off on the left hand side of the road at the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Saluda VA 23149, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Opiscopank (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosegill (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Backyard Garden Was Essential (approx. half a mile away); A Hub For Commerce (approx. half a mile away); Prettyman’s Rolling Road
Urbanna Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 16, 2010
2. Urbanna Creek Marker
This view is south.
(approx. half a mile away); Old Tobacco Warehouse (approx. half a mile away); Tobacco Was Money (approx. half a mile away); John Mitchell’s Map (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Urbanna.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker dating to the 1930s with the same name and number that read, “This creek, mentioned in an act of 1680 as ‘Wormeley’s Creek,’ was earlier known as ‘Nimcock Creek.’ After Urbanna was named in 1705 for Queen Anne, the stream took the same name. British privateersmen entered the creek, June 5, 1781, and pillaged Urbanna and Rosegill.”
 
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Partially Frozen Urbanna Creek, Viewed Near Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 16, 2010
3. Partially Frozen Urbanna Creek, Viewed Near Marker
Urbanna Creek Harbor image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, January 16, 2010
4. Urbanna Creek Harbor
The town of Urbanna is on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 888 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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