“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Suffolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Dismal Town

Dismal Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Richardson, March 31, 2016
1. Dismal Town Marker
Inscription. Washington and company used this spot as their Dismal Swamp headquarters. The town was built prior to the Nimmo survey of 1763 on Riddick 402 acre patent.
Erected by Camp MFG Co.
Location. 36° 38.857′ N, 76° 33.288′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of White Marsh Road and Washington Ditch Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3076 White Marsh Road, Suffolk VA 23434, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington Ditch (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jericho Ditch (approx. 4.7 miles away); East Suffolk School Complex (approx. 5.4 miles away); Nansemond Collegiate Institute (approx. 5.5 miles away); Siege of Suffolk (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Site of the First Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); First Suffolk Church (approx. 6.4 miles away); Riddick’s Folly (approx. 6.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Suffolk.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Richardson of Glen Allen, Virginia. This page has been viewed 132 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on , by Kathy Richardson of Glen Allen, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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