Near Quinton in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Henrico County/New Kent County
Area 280 Square Miles
An original shire formed in 1634. Named for Henrico Town, founded in 1611, which was named for Henry, Prince of Wales. The battles of Seven Pines, Savage's Station, Glendale, and Malvern Hill took place in this county in 1862.
New Kent County Area
191 Square Miles
Formed in 1654 from York, and named for an English county. The White House, where Washington's wife lived, was in this county, and here he married her.
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-163.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Political Subdivisions • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1634.
Location. 37° 30.865′ N, 77° 12.403′ W. Marker is near Quinton, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is on East Williamsburg Road (U.S. 60) 0.1 miles east of White Oak Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quinton VA 23141, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 milesCapt. John Smith Captured (here, next to this marker); New Kent County (a few steps from this marker); New Kent Road (a few steps from this marker); Bottom's Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Orapax (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elko Community Center (approx. 1˝ miles away); Antioch Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Seven Days Battles (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quinton.
Also see . . .
1. The Official Site of Henrico County, Virginia. (Submitted on March 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
2. The Official Site of New Kent County, Virginia. (Submitted on March 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 872 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.