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Near Williamsburg in York County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Vineyard Tract

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 26, 2021
1. Vineyard Tract Marker
Inscription.  The Virginia General Assembly in 1769 appropriated public funds to purchase a tract of land for the cultivation of grapes and production of wine. Frenchman Andrew Estave managed the vineyard, just north of here. Three enslaved African Americans, purchased at public expense, and three bound apprentices worked on the land. At least five slaves ran away from the property early in the 1770s. The vineyard failed by 1776. Virginia established a hospital for Revolutionary War soldiers on the site in 1777. The land was later given to the College of William and Mary, which sold it in 1791.
 
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-46.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAgricultureScience & MedicineWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1769.
 
Location. 37° 15.915′ N, 76° 40.037′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Penniman Road (County Road 641) 0.1 miles west of Queens Creek Road, on the right when
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 26, 2021
2. Vineyard Tract Marker
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traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1012 Penniman Rd, Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Magruder (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Magruder (about 500 feet away); Magruder’s Defenses (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Williamsburg (approx. half a mile away); Quarterpath Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Peninsula Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Williamsburg (approx. 0.6 miles away); History of Fort Magruder (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced the linked marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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