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Near Charles City in Charles City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Herring Creek & Kimages
Charles City County, Virginia
Herring Creek & Kimages Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, August 3, 2007
1. Herring Creek & Kimages Marker
Inscription. The Herring Creek area was settled in 1619, as a portion of Westover, and a portion of Berkeley Hundred. The point where the James River Road, present-day Route 5, crossed Herring Creek was known as "The Wade." Landmarks have included Harrison's Mill, the Johnathan Samaria Lodge, New Vine Church (est. 1870) and Westover Parish Church (est. 1614). The Harrison Mill Pond was acquired by the federal government in 1934 and established the Harrison Lake Fish Hatchery. Prominent area homes include Berkeley, Edgewood, Evelynton, Hillman's, Neston and Westover. William Thomas was a mulatto resident of this area who served in the Revolutionary Was as a servant to General Muhlenburg. Kimages developed around the wharf on the James River. Kimages School was built in 1922, burned in 1925 and rebuilt in 1926. A store served the community, and the ferry west of Kimages crossed the James River to Prince George County until 1967. During the early twentieth century, the proposed real estate development of Berkeley Hills, which was to utilize Lake Charles as a major element of its plan, went unrealized.
Location. 37° 19.863′ N, 77° 11.454′ W. Marker is near Charles City, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker is at the intersection of John Tyler Memorial Highway (Virginia Route
Herring Creek & Kimages Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kathy Walker, August 3, 2007
2. Herring Creek & Kimages Marker
Shown with markers Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing (V 7) and Westover (V 8) markers.
5) and Kimages Road, on the right when traveling east on John Tyler Memorial Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles City VA 23030, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Westover (here, next to this marker); Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing (a few steps from this marker); First English Thanksgiving in Virginia (a few steps from this marker); Stuart's Ride (approx. 0.2 miles away); Berkeley and Harrison's Landing (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Official Thanksgiving (approx. 1.2 miles away); Origin of Taps (approx. 1.2 miles away); Benjamin Harrison (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charles City.
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansChurches, Etc.Colonial EraEducationIndustry & CommerceNatural ResourcesWaterways & Vessels
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,228 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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