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Suffolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bennett's Home

 
 
Bennett's Home Marker closeup image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson
1. Bennett's Home Marker closeup
Inscription. On this stream, Bennett's Creek, stood the home of Richard Bennett. He was one of the Commissioners to "reduce" Virginia after the victory of Parliament in the Civil War in England, 1651, and the first governor under the Cromwellian domination 1652-55.
 
Erected 1948 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number K-257.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 36° 49.439′ N, 76° 29.843′ W. Marker was in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker was on Nansemond Parkway (Virginia Route 337), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: across and west of 4400 Nansemond Parkway, Suffolk VA 23435, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Hargrove's Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glebe Church (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Glebe Church (about 400 feet away); Sleepy Hole Ferry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Yeates School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Florence Graded School (approx. 0.4 miles away); James Bowser, Revolutionary Soldier (approx. 0.4 miles away); James Bowser Plantation (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffolk.
 
More about this marker. Near the source of Bennett's Creek.

Revision, June 14, 2018: Marker number K-257 Bennettís Home was noticed as missing on April 29, 2018. See Exhibit
Bennett's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson
2. Bennett's Home Marker
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Exhibit A: K-257 is Missing. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, May 5, 2018
3. Exhibit A: K-257 is Missing.
The viewerís point of focus is two utility poles (pictured left), standing side-by-side near a skinny tall tree. One pole is short and dark. The other is tall and grayish. Marker number K-257 Bennettís Home once stood near these poles. See both photos by James Thomson, submitted on January 14, 2011. In his first one, the short dark pole is pictured in the left background of K-257. And the tall pole towers prominently in the background of the second.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2011, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. This page has been viewed 646 times since then and 71 times this year. Last updated on June 14, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 14, 2011, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States.   3. submitted on June 14, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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