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Adam Thorowgood

 
 
Adam Thorowgood Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
1. Adam Thorowgood Marker
Inscription. Near here stood the house of Adam Thorowgood (1604-1640), who arrived in Virginia as an indentured servant in 1621. After completing his service, Thorowgood became a leading citizen in Lower Norfolk County. In 1635, he received 5350 acres of land for bringing 105 English settlers to Virginia including himself and his wife, Sarah. The couple settled in Lynnhaven Parish, which Thorowgood named after his home in England, Kingís Lynn, and he founded its first church and glebe. He was also elected to the House of Burgesses, made a member of the governorís council, and served as a militia officer and vestryman.
 
Erected 2006 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KV-14.)
 
Location. 36° 54.343′ N, 76° 7.212′ W. Marker is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Shore Drive (U.S. 60) and Treasure Island Drive on Shore Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4300 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach VA 23455, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Church Point (approx. 0.9 miles away); Adam Thoroughgood House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pearl Harbor Memorial
Wide view of the Adam Thorowgood Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
2. Wide view of the Adam Thorowgood Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Bataan Corregidor Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lynnhaven House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Old Donation Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Testing of Grace Sherwood (approx. 2.8 miles away); Chesapeake Indians (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Virginia Beach.
 
Regarding Adam Thorowgood. Thoroughgood is the more commonly used spelling of his surname.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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