Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Dairy Building
The Civil War at Endview
— A living history museum —
Sidebar: Captain Samuel Mathews, Sr. established Mathews Manor (later renamed Denbigh Plantation) on the banks of the Warwick River near Deep Creek in 1625. Mathews was a prominent Virginian who commanded the colony’s militia and served as a member of the governor’s council. The Digges family purchased the property in 1720 and built this dairy building, c. 1740. By 1813, Richard Young acquired Denbigh Plantation, which remained in the family’s possession until the property was sold to a developer in 1963. After extensive archaeological work, a subdivision was constructed in the 1970s. Subsequently, the City of Newport News acquired the dairy building
Erected by Endview Living History Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1625.
Location. 37° 12.636′ N, 76° 34.205′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Yorktown Road (Virginia Route 238), on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the grounds of the Endview living history museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Endview Spring (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Endview (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Endview (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lebanon Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aviation Field Yorktown (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Lebanon Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
More about this marker. The bottom right of the marker features a 1937 photograph of The Denigh Plantation dairy building. Photo courtesy of The Library of Virginia.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers found at the Endview Plantation.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 919 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.