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Cheriton in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Towne Fields

 
 
Towne Fields Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
1. Towne Fields Marker
Inscription. This site, two and a half miles west, was the first seat of local government on the Eastern Shore. Francis Bolton preached there in 1623, and the first church was built before 1632. The oldest continuous county records in the English Colonies began there in 1632. The first courthouse (built for that purpose) on the Eastern Shore was erected in 1664 and used until Court moved to the Eastville area in 1677.
 
Erected 1948 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number WY-7.)
 
Location. 37° 17.688′ N, 75° 58.364′ W. Marker is in Cheriton, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker is on Charles M Lankford Jr. Memorial Highway (U.S. 13), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located north of Sams Road. Marker is in this post office area: Cheriton VA 23316, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stratton Manor (approx. 1.2 miles away); Salem Methodist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Eyre Hall (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of Tidewater Institute (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cape Charles (approx.
Towne Fields Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
2. Towne Fields Marker
2.7 miles away); Cape Charles Colored School (approx. 3 miles away); Cape Charles to Little Creek (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cheriton.
 
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Towne Fields Marker, looking soutbound US 13, Charles M Lankford Jr. Memorial Highway image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
3. Towne Fields Marker, looking soutbound US 13, Charles M Lankford Jr. Memorial Highway
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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