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Near Charles City in Charles City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sturgeon Point & Kennons

Charles City County, Virginia

 
 
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By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
1. Sturgeon Point & Kennons Marker
Inscription. Kennons originally took its name from the plantation of the Kennon family. Kennons Creek, earlier known as David Jones Creek, served as a boundary for the earlier Wallingford Parish. Kennons Landing was the terminus for the Meadow Road, as well as rail lines, which carried cut timber to the river. Landmarks of Kennons have included Fort Pocahontas, a brickyard and the post offices of Kennons (est. 1850), Wilson's Landing (1865-79) and Sturgeon Point (est. 1879). The area also included two schools and the Order of St. Luke Hall. Prominent homes in this area have included Cambridge, Farmers Rest, Farmington, Milton, Sherwood Forest, Sellwood, Stonehenge and Lion's Den, home of Lyon G. Tyler, President of the College of William and Mary. Members of the Major family of Oak Hill served as Clerk of the Court and Sheriff. Reverend George Washington Marrow (1848-1926), a freedman, was a prominent who resided in this area.
 
Location. 37° 19.556′ N, 76° 59.704′ W. Marker is near Charles City, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker is on John Tyler Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 5) 0.2 miles east of Sturgeon Point Road (Virginia Route 614), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in a marker cluster beside the roadway. Marker is in this post office area: Charles City VA 23030, United States of America.
 
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Sturgeon Point & Kennons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
2. Sturgeon Point & Kennons Marker
Shown with Sherwood Forest (V 36), Fort Pocahontas (V 34), and Kennon's Landing (V 35) markers.
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kennon's Landing (here, next to this marker); Sherwood Forest (here, next to this marker); Fort Pocahontas (a few steps from this marker); President Tyler's Home (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sandy Point & Cherry Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Binns Hall (approx. 3 miles away); Wryanoke & Parrish Hill (approx. 3.2 miles away); North Bend (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charles City.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,144 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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