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Isle of Wight in Isle of Wight County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Isle of Wight County

 
 
Isle of Wight County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
1. Isle of Wight County Marker
Inscription.
Isle of Wight County
formerly called
Warrosquoyacke
after Indians of this area
visited by
Captain John Smith
1608
settled by
Captain Christopher Lawne
and other adventurers
1619
one of eight
original shires
1634-1637

(map legend)
Court House Locations
1. Smithfield 1694-1736/1749-1750
2. Blackwater 1736-1749
3. Smithfield 1750-1800
4. Present location 1800
Erected by the
Isle of Wight County
Jamestown Committee
1957

 
Erected 1957 by Isle of Wight County Jamestown Committee.
 
Location. 36° 54.499′ N, 76° 42.515′ W. Marker is in Isle of Wight, Virginia, in Isle of Wight County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Monument Circle and Courthouse Highway (U.S. 258). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Isle of Wight VA 23397, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isle of Wight County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Boykin's Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph W. Luter, III
Isle of Wight County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
2. Isle of Wight County Courthouse
(approx. 6.5 miles away); Law & Politics in 18th Century Isle of Wight (approx. 6.6 miles away); Old Isle of Wight Courthouse (approx. 6.6 miles away); Ivy Hill Cemetery (approx. 6.7 miles away); Liquid Maze (approx. 6.7 miles away); Isle of Wight County War Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Isle of Wight.
 
More about this marker. On the upper right is map showing the court house locations throughout the years.
 
Also see . . .  A Brief History of Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Isle of Wight County (Virginia) Historical Society (Submitted on September 22, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
Isle of Wight County Clerks Office image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
3. Isle of Wight County Clerks Office
Isle of Wight County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
4. Isle of Wight County Jail
Isle of Wight County Courthouse Complex image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
5. Isle of Wight County Courthouse Complex
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 593 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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