“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Chance in Essex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Early Settlement

Early Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, October 13, 2007
1. Early Settlement Marker
Inscription. Two miles east near the river, Richard Coleman planted a frontier settlement and trading post in 1652. By 1660 a church was built, to which every man was required to come armed for protection against the Indians.
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number N-9.)
Location. 38° 4.019′ N, 77° 0.589′ W. Marker is in Chance, Virginia, in Essex County. Marker is on Tidewater Trail (U.S. 17) north of Laytons Landing Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Champlain VA 22438, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pissaseck Indians (approx. 3.1 miles away); Leedstown (approx. 3.1 miles away); Vauter's Church (approx. 3.5 miles away); Fonthill (approx. 3.9 miles away); Portobacco Indians (approx. 4.5 miles away); Old Rappahannock Courthouse (approx. 6.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Essex County / Caroline County (approx. 6.9 miles away); Popes Creek Episcopal Church (approx. 7.6 miles away).
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,350 times since then and 21 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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