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South Newport News in Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Richneck Plantation

 
 
Richneck Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 18, 2021
1. Richneck Plantation Marker
Inscription.  In 1667 Miles Cary Jr. inherited land lying between the forks of Stoney Run which he named Richneck. The plantation was home to four generations of Carys and stood until 1865. Charter Elm, commemorated on the Newport News City Seal, grew at Richneck and was, by tradition, the site of the first Warwick County Court which continued to hold sessions there until 1798. Several Members of the Cary family are buried under the ancient elm.
 
Erected 1968 by Moore House Society C.A.R.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Corporation of Newport News series list.
 
Location. 37° 8.837′ N, 76° 31.756′ W. Marker is in South Newport News in Newport News, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Richneck Road 0.1 miles south of Jefferson Avenue (Virginia Route 143), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 177 Richneck Rd, Newport News VA 23608, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this
Richneck display image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 18, 2021
2. Richneck display
marker, measured as the crow flies. Richneck (here, next to this marker); Warwick Courthouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Warwick Courthouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); Warwick Court House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Olivet Christian Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Warwick County Confederate Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away); Two USCT Heroes (approx. 1.9 miles away); Windmill Point (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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