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Near Nokesville in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Greenwich”

 
 
"Greenwich" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
1. "Greenwich" Marker
Inscription. Thru this village in January, 1779 passed the British and Hessian troops captured at the Battle of Saratoga on their way to prisoner of war camps located near Charlottesville.

Later on June 5, 1781 General Anthony Wayne brought his brigade of the Pennsylvania Line over the same route on his way to support Lafayette in the final campaign of the Revolutionary War.
 
Erected 1976 by Prince William County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 37.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 45.006′ N, 77° 38.871′ W. Marker is near Nokesville, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is at the intersection of Vlint Hill Road (State Road 215) and Burwell Road (County Route 604), on the right when traveling south on Vlint Hill Road. Click for map. Located in front of the Greenwich Presbyterian Church. Marker is in this post office area: Nokesville VA 20181, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stony Lonesome Farm (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Greenwich (a few steps from this marker); Grapewood Farm Engagement
Markers at Greenwich image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
2. Markers at Greenwich
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Buckland Mills Battle (approx. 2.5 miles away); Buckland (approx. 2.6 miles away); Battle of Buckland Mills (approx. 2.6 miles away); Warrenton Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Campaign of Second Manassas (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Nokesville.
 
Also see . . .  Leedstown or Westmoreland Resolves. The resolution referenced on one of the side panels was a protest against the Stamp Act in 1766. Signed by planters from several Virginia counties, this document was written by Richard Henry Lee, was one of the first steps which eventually led to the Declaration of Independence some ten years later. (Submitted on December 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Panel Inside the Brick Wall around the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
3. Panel Inside the Brick Wall around the Marker
Site of Thornton's Tavern on the Old Carolina Road 1742-1972, Pr. Wm. Hist. Comm.- 1976.
Another Side Panel image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
4. Another Side Panel
In memory of Alvin Moxley - signer of "The Leedstown Resolves" who lived at "The Grove" near by - Pr. Wm. Co. Hist. Comm. 1976.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,206 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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