Near Cape Charles in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
When Bacon sent four ships across the Chesapeake Bay towards Old Plantation Creek in an effort to capture Gov. Berkeley and John Custis, local residents set out in their own boats to aid the government's supporters. Berkeley's forces won the day and he eventually returned to Jamestown to find it burned to the ground. With the unexpected death of Nathaniel Bacon in October, 1676, the rebellion was over and Berkeley returned to Jamestown, grateful to John Custis and the residents of the Eastern Shore who had supported him and the royal government.
Inset: Gov. Berkeley did not have to sail far to get to Arlington for safety, but then neither did Bacon's forces in their efforts to capture him.
Location. 37° 13.727′ N, 76° 0.198′ W. Marker is near Cape Charles, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker can be reached from Arlington Chase Road north of Custis Tomb Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Charles VA 23310, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mansion Site (here, next to this marker); Indians (here, next to this marker); Slavery on the Eastern Shore (here, next to this marker); The Custis Tombs (within shouting distance of this marker); Arlington (approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Cape Charles Colored School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Cape Charles (approx. 2.7 miles away); Cape Charles to Little Creek (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cape Charles.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
This and the other three markers are in obvious disrepair. I visited this site in 2013, but am only just now posting. I hope they are in better shape now.
— Submitted October 16, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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