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Poquoson, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Footeball Quarter Creek Plantation

 
 
Footeball Quarter Creek Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 18, 2021
1. Footeball Quarter Creek Plantation Marker
Inscription.  Thomas Kirby, a former carpenter's helper who arrived in Virginia by the 1630s, purchased this 450-acre plantation in 1642. Successful as a tobacco planter, he attained the status of gentleman by 1660. At the time he entered into an unusual contract with physician Peter Plovier for lifetime medical care in exchange for 100 acres of his plantation. At his death in 1668, Kirby left a wife, Mary, and a son, Robert. Late in the 20th century, descendant James L. Kirby Jr. sponsored an extensive archaeological investigation of this site that revealed evidence of the original house, outbuildings, stockades, and palisades.
 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W103.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnthropology & ArchaeologyColonial EraScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 7.203′ N, 76° 22.81′ W. Marker is in Poquoson, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Robert Bruce Road
Footeball Quarter Creek Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 18, 2021
2. Footeball Quarter Creek Plantation Marker
and Private Drive, on the left when traveling south on Robert Bruce Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28 Robert Bruce Rd, Poquoson VA 23662, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George W. Dickerson (approx. 0.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Native American Three Sisters Garden (approx. 0.9 miles away); Chesapeake Bay Two Log Canoe (approx. 0.9 miles away); What Is A Dairy? (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Deere Tractor (approx. 0.9 miles away); Barn (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tom Hunt Store (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Poquoson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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