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Midlothian in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Huguenot Settlement

 
 
Huguenot Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 5, 2010
1. Huguenot Settlement Marker
Inscription. In 1700-1701, Huguenots (French Protestant refugees) settled in this region on land provided to them by the Virginia colony. The Huguenot settlement, known as "Manakin Town" centered at the former site of a Monacan Indian town, located south of the James River. During this period the Monacans and other Indian tribes traded with the settlers. In 1700, the Virginia General Assembly established the King William Parish, which enabled the Huguenots to have their own church, pastor, and set their own parish tithes. Over time the Huguenots obtained individual land grants throughout this region.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O 28.)
 
Location. 37° 30.274′ N, 77° 36.982′ W. Marker is in Midlothian, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Midlothian Turnpike (U.S. 60) and Grove Road, on the right when traveling east on Midlothian Turnpike. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midlothian VA 23113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Black Heath (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trabue's Tavern (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Railroad in Virginia
Midlothian Turnpike (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 5, 2010
2. Midlothian Turnpike (facing east)
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 1.6 miles away); Midlothian Coal Mines (approx. 1.7 miles away); Salisbury (approx. 1.7 miles away); Union Raid On Coalfield Station (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Mid-Lothian Mines and Rail Roads (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Midlothian.
 
Also see . . .  The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin In the Colony of Virginia. (Submitted on June 5, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 882 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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