Stratford in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Stratford Landing: Signiﬁcant Events
In April 1781, landing crews from the HMS Savage and HMS Best Bower and sloops Swift and Rambler destroyed and looted plantations and tobacco warehouses along the Potomac. On April 9, the Westmoreland Militia, led by Lt. Richard Henry Lee, repulsed a British landing party that attempted to reach the shore at Stratford, killing and wounding several sailors.
Location. 38° 9.774′ N, 76° 49.913′ W. Marker is in Stratford, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker can be reached from Great House Road. Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of Stratford Hall Plantation, the birthplace of Robert E. Lee. The historic site is on Stratford Hall Road (VA Highway 214), on the left when traveling east. The site is open to the public, for a fee. Marker is in this post office area: Stratford VA 22558, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Landing: Gateway to the World (here, next to this marker); The Stratford Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Controlling the Water Supply to the Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stratford Cliffs (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clifts Plantation Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clifts Plantation Burial Ground (approx. 0.4 miles away); Slave Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Oval Site (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Stratford.
Also see . . . Stratford Hall Historic Site. (Submitted on August 15, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..)
Additional keywords. Robert E. Lee, Stratford Hall Plantation
Categories. • Colonial Era • Waterways & Vessels •
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