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Near Mathews in Mathews County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Kingston Parish
 
Kingston Parish Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
1. Kingston Parish Marker
 
Inscription. Kingston Parish was established about 1652. During colonial times, the Anglican parish administered the ecclesiastical and some civil affairs for the inhabitants of the area that later became Mathews County. The principal parish church is believed to have been located on this site since the early 18th century. In ruins by 1841, it was restored as Christ Church largely through the efforts of Elizabeth Tompkins, sister of Confederate Capt. Sally Tompkins. Both are buried here. After a fire in 1904, the church was rebuilt. Rev. Giles Buckner Cooke, former member of Gen. Robert E. Lee's staff during the Civil War, served as rector here from 1904 to 1915.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Reources. (Marker Number N 35.)
 
Location. 37° 24.596′ N, 76° 20.103′ W. Marker is near Mathews, Virginia, in Mathews County. Marker is on Williams Wharf Road (Virginia Route 614) 0.3 miles west of New Point Comfort Highway (Virginia Route 14), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mathews VA 23109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Sally L. Tompkins, C.S.A. Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Cricket Hill (approx. 1.8 miles away); Civil War In Mathews County (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mathews County Courthouse Square (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mathews County Confederate Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); Captain Sally L. Tompkins, C.S.A. (approx. 1.8 miles away); Kingston Parish Glebe (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fitchett's Wharf (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mathews.
 
Williams Wharf Rd (facing east) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
2. Williams Wharf Rd (facing east)
 
 
Christ Episcopal Church, c1904 Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
3. Christ Episcopal Church, c1904
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 755 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
 
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