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Henrico in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Captain Thomas Harris

(1586-1658)

 
 
Captain Thomas Harris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 13, 2015
1. Captain Thomas Harris Marker
Inscription. Captain Thomas Harris came to the Jamestown Colony from England in May 1611 on the ship Prosperous with Sir Thomas Dale. In 1635, a patent was issued to Harris for 750 acres. In 1636 this property was called Longfield and later was known as Curles. The land ownership of Harris grew to be in excess of 2500 acres. Harris served as a subscriber in the 2nd Corporation of Jamestown, and served in the House of Burgesses. In 1649, Harris was made commander of the Henrico Militia. Following his death in 1658, the property passed through several hands before being sold to Nathaniel Bacon in 1674.
 
Erected by County of Henrico. (Marker Number HC 38.)
 
Location. 37° 24.441′ N, 77° 16.636′ W. Marker is in Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on New Market Road (Virginia Route 5) 0.6 miles east of Curles Neck Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Curles Neck and Bremo (a few steps from this marker); Nathaniel Bacon (within shouting distance of this marker); Turkey Island Mansion (approx.
New Market Rd (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 13, 2015
2. New Market Rd (facing east)
0.4 miles away); Engagement at Malvern Cliffs (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Flood of 1771 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Turkey Island (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Battle of Deep Bottom (approx. 1.2 miles away); Malvern Cliffs (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
New Market Rd (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 13, 2015
3. New Market Rd (facing west)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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