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Manquin in King William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

"Old Virginia Barn"

 
 
"Old Virginia Barn" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 22, 2017
1. "Old Virginia Barn" Marker
Inscription.  This early 1800's bank barn is of post and beam construction. Most of the timber was hand hewed. Livestock were confined to the ground level and grain and feed were stored on the main level. The property was part of The Upper College Tract, a grant from King William III and Queen Mary II to The College of William and Mary in 1693. The property bore the names of old Virginia Farm, Waranancoke and Prestley. Restored in 2014 by Carroll Lee Walker and family.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1693.
 
Location. 37° 41.325′ N, 77° 10.735′ W. Marker is in Manquin, Virginia, in King William County. Marker is at the intersection of North Carolina Road (Virginia Route 604) and Richmond-Tappahannock Highway (U.S. 360), on the left when traveling south on North Carolina Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manquin VA 23106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Prestley Barn" (here, next to this marker); Henry's Call to Arms (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cornwallis's Route
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(approx. ¾ mile away); Headquarters of Opechancanough (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pamunkey Indians In The Civil War (approx. 2.2 miles away); Robert Mush (approx. 2.2 miles away); Edmund Ruffin's Grave (approx. 3½ miles away); "Hanover Town" (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manquin.
 
"Old Virginia Barn" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher
2. "Old Virginia Barn" Marker
"Old Virginia Barn" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 22, 2017
3. "Old Virginia Barn"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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