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Spring Grove in Surry County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cabin Point

 
 
Cabin Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
1. Cabin Point Marker
Inscription. Beginning about 1689, a village known as Cabin Point stood here. It was a tobacco shipping port in the 18th century. Colonial troops were stationed here during the American Revolution in 1780 and 1781. By 16 Jan. 1781 Maj. Gen. Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben arrived at Cabin Point with 700 additional soldiers to resist a further invasion of British forces led by Brig. Gen. Benedict Arnold. Soon after British forces set up camp in Portsmouth on 19 Jan., Steuben put Brig. Gen. Peter Muhlenberg in charge of the troops here and left to obtain supplies. Cabin Point remained a commercial center in the 19th century for plantations south of the James River.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 222.)
 
Location. 37° 11.144′ N, 77° 1.907′ W. Marker is in Spring Grove, Virginia, in Surry County. Marker is at the intersection of Colonial Trail West (Virginia Route 10) and Cabin Point Road (Virginia Route 613), on the right when traveling west on Colonial Trail West. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spring Grove VA 23881, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brandon (approx. 3 miles away); Ward's Creek
Colonial Trail West (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
2. Colonial Trail West (facing west)
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Hood's (approx. 3.4 miles away); Swann’s Point (approx. 3.5 miles away); Temperance Industrial and Collegiate Institute (approx. 3.5 miles away); Wakefield and Pipsico (approx. 3.5 miles away); Claremont School (approx. 4.2 miles away); Claremont (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spring Grove.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Colonial Trail W & Cabin Point Rd (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
3. Colonial Trail W & Cabin Point Rd (facing east)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 749 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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