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

Caroline County / Hanover County

 
 
Caroline County Face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, July 20, 2008
1. Caroline County Face
Inscription.  
Caroline County. Area 529 Square Miles. Formed in 1727 from Essex, King and Queen, and King William. Named for Queen Carline, wife of King George II. George Rogers Clark, Conqueror of the Northwest, passed his youth in this county.

Hanover County. Area 512 Square Miles. Formed in 1720 from New Kent, and named for the Electorate of Hanover. Patrick Henry and Henry Clay were born in this county. In it were fought the Battles of Gaines's Mill, 1862 and Cold Harbor, 1864.
 
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z-155.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1727.
 
Location. 37° 53.479′ N, 77° 27.989′ W. Marker is in Doswell, Virginia, in Caroline County. Marker is on Washington Highway (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north. At the Caroline/Hanover
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County Line. Locate with marker Lee and Grant (E 23). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ruther Glen VA 22546, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lee and Grant (a few steps from this marker); North Anna River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Long Creek Action (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lafayette and Cornwallis (approx. 0.2 miles away); North Anna River Campaign (approx. 0.8 miles away); One More River to Cross (approx. 1.4 miles away); Artillery Duel (approx. 1˝ miles away); River War (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Doswell.
 
More about this marker. Markers are located on an easy pull off from the main road.
 
Hanover County Face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, July 20, 2008
2. Hanover County Face
Caroline County Face shown with Lee and Grant marker (E 23) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, July 20, 2008
3. Caroline County Face shown with Lee and Grant marker (E 23)
Facing north on Route 1.
Hanover County Face shown with Lee and Grant (E 23). image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, July 20, 2008
4. Hanover County Face shown with Lee and Grant (E 23).
View looking south.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,158 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 8, 2023