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Near Port Royal in Caroline County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Essex County / Caroline County

Area 258 Square Miles / Area 529 Square Miles

 
 
Essex County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
1. Essex County Marker
Inscription. Essex County. Area 258 square miles. Formed in 1691 from Old Rappahannock County, and named for Essex County, England. R.M.T. Hunter, United States Senator and Confederate Secretary of State, lived in this county.

Caroline County. Area 529 square miles. Formed in 1727 from Essex, King and Queen, and King William. Named for Queen Caroline, wife of George II. George Rogers Clark, conqueror of the Northwest, passed his youth in this county.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-164.)
 
Location. 38° 7.378′ N, 77° 6.942′ W. Marker is near Port Royal, Virginia, in Caroline County. Marker is on US 17 half a mile north of Supply Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tappahannock VA 22560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Portobacco Indians (approx. 2.5 miles away); Vauter's Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Punishing the Nanzattico Indians (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Earliest Inhabitants: Native Americans (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Fox Tavern: A Colonial Landmark
Essex County / Caroline County Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 19, 2009
2. Essex County / Caroline County Marker
(approx. 5.2 miles away); Old Port Royal (approx. 5.2 miles away); Port Royal (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Port Royal (approx. 5.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Royal.
 
Also see . . .  R.M.T. Hunter - Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress. (Submitted on April 23, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraPolitical Subdivisions
 
US 17 south of the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
3. US 17 south of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,138 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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