“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)


Littletown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
1. Littletown Marker
Inscription. In the second quarter of the 17th-century, merchant George Menefie developed a 1,200-acre plantation just east of here he called Littletown. In March 1633, Dutch trader David DeVies observed that his two-acre garden was "full of Provence roses, apple, pear and cherry trees,... with different kinds of sweet-smelling herbs, such as rosemary, sage, marjoram, thyme." Richard Kemp later acquired the tract and called it Rich Neck. Rich Neck was home to three generations of the Ludwell family and Ludwell's Mill (at modern Lake Matoaka) was an important 18th-century landmark.
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-48.)
Location. 37° 15.29′ N, 76° 43.86′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Jamestown Road (Virginia Route 31) 0.1 miles north of Virginia Route 199, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1156 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Princess Anne Port (approx. 1.2 miles away); Great Neck (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mill Dam (approx. 1.6
Littletown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
2. Littletown Marker
miles away); College Camp (approx. 1.6 miles away); Indian School at the College of William & Mary (approx. 1.6 miles away); In Gallia Nati Mortui in Virginia (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Christopher Wren Building (approx. 1.6 miles away); Priorities of the College of William and Mary (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 813 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 24, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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