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Warfield in Brunswick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birch's Bridge

 
 
Birch's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 5, 2013
1. Birch's Bridge Marker
Inscription. At Birch's Bridge (very near this bridge) the second William Byrd and his party crossed the river, in September, 1733, on their way to inspect Byrd's land holdings in North Carolina. Byrd wrote an account of this trip which he called “A Journey to the Land of Eden.” On his return, he “laid the foundation” of Richmond and Petersburg.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number S 57.)
 
Location. 36° 56.57′ N, 77° 44.078′ W. Marker is in Warfield, Virginia, in Brunswick County. Marker is at the intersection of Boydton Plank Road (U.S. 1) and Old Stage Road (County Route 712), on the right when traveling north on Boydton Plank Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warfield VA 23889, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dinwiddie County / Brunswick County (here, next to this marker); Brunswick County, Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Sallie Jones Atkinson (approx. 4.1 miles away); Birthplace of Roger Atkinson Pryor (approx. 4.1 miles away); Sapony Episcopal Church
Birch's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 5, 2013
2. Birch's Bridge Marker
(approx. 5 miles away); Ebenezer Academy (approx. 5.7 miles away); Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (1818-1907) (approx. 5.9 miles away); Sturgeon Creek (approx. 6.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Warfield.
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
The Nottoway River bridge is in the distance. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
3. The Nottoway River bridge is in the distance.
Nearby 1931 UDC Jefferson Davis Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 5, 2013
4. Nearby 1931 UDC Jefferson Davis Highway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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