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Near Quinton in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New Kent Road

 
 
New Kent Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 28, 2009
1. New Kent Road Marker
Inscription.  This was the main road to Williamsburg in early days. Cornwallis, retiring eastward, used this road in June, 1781. The Confederates, retreating westward, passed over it in May, 1862.
 
Erected 1937 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number W-17.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1862.
 
Location. 37° 30.863′ N, 77° 12.415′ 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 Ooak 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bottom's Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Capt. John Smith Captured (a few steps from this marker); Henrico County / New Kent County
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(a few steps from this marker); New Kent County (within shouting distance of this marker); Orapax (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elko Community Center (approx. 1˝ miles away); Meadows Fire Tower (approx. 1.9 miles away); Antioch School Site (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quinton.
 
New Kent Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 28, 2009
2. New Kent Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,304 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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