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Moon in Mathews County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fitchett's Wharf

 
 
Fitchett's Wharf Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
1. Fitchett's Wharf Marker
Inscription. Fitchett's Wharf was a center of commercial activity for this area of Mathews County from 1845 until the early 20th century. It also served as a major port of call for vessels plying the Chesapeake Bay until 1932. An important shipyard, owned and operated by Lewis Hudgins, stood here until it was burned by Union forces in 1864. Several well-known brig and schooner class commercial ships were built here, including the Victory and the Conquest. The shipbuilder's house still stands nearby, and the wharf store has been restored as a residence.
 
Erected 1982. (Marker Number N 86.)
 
Location. 37° 26.627′ N, 76° 17.602′ W. Marker is in Moon, Virginia, in Mathews County. Marker is at the intersection of Fitchetts Wharf Road (Virginia Route 642) and Haven Beach Road (Virginia Route 643), on the left when traveling east on Fitchetts Wharf Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moon VA 23119, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mathews County Confederate Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away); Captain Sally L. Tompkins, C.S.A. (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mathews County Courthouse Square (approx. 1.7 miles away); Civil War In Mathews County (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fort Cricket Hill (approx. 1.7 miles away); Kingston Parish Glebe (approx. 2.3 miles away); Battle of Cricket Hill (approx. 3 miles away); Captain Sally L. Tompkins, C.S.A. Monument (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Rt 642 & Rt 643 (facing east) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
2. Rt 642 & Rt 643 (facing east)
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 767 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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