New Kent in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The early home of the Adams family, Cedar Hill was established by Ebenezer Adams after he immigrated to Virginia; it was originally named Winslows. The property had an important landing on Holts Creek which joins the Pamunkey River between Cumberland Plantation and Lilly Point, Cedar Hill was owned by Dr. Mayo during the Civil War, and on it were interred two Confederate soldiers from Texas who died from wounds received at the Battle of Eltham's Landing in May, 1862. These soldiers expired in ambulances while being transported from the battlefield to the railhead at White House Plantation:
Harvey H. Black, LTC; and
James bush, Pvt., Co. F, 1st Texas Infantry
Erected by New Kent Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1862.
Location. 37° 31.211′ N, 77° 0.025′ W. Marker is in New Kent, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is at the intersection Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10931 New Kent Hwy, New Kent VA 23124, 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. Calvin Coolidge Green, Th.D., Ed.D., Ph.D. (1931-2011) (approx. 1.1 miles away); New Kent School (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Wilson House: Witness to Three Centuries (approx. 1.2 miles away); A Tale of Three Structures (approx. 1.2 miles away); John Parke Custis / Martha Dandridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Martha Washington's Birthplace (approx. 1.2 miles away); Samuel Wilson Crump (1919-1995) (approx. 1.2 miles away); James Lafayette (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Kent.
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 212 times since then and 126 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.