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Near New Kent in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Criss Cross Plantation

 
 
Criss Cross Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 26, 2021
1. Criss Cross Plantation Marker
Inscription.  Criss Cross originally was named Christ's Cross due to its floor plan in the form of a Christian cross. George Poindexter immigrated to Virginia in 1654 and may have begun to build Criss Cross as early as 1685, but completed it by 1690. The residence was built on a hill overlooking the plantation's fields adjoining Rumley Marsh as an elegant mansion for its time, with a great hall, several bed chambers and a wine cellar. George lived at Criss Cross briefly, dying on January 15, 1693, and his eldest son, George succeeded him there. The residence is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by New Kent Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is January 15, 1693.
 
Location. 37° 30.23′ N, 77° 1.157′ W. Marker is near New Kent, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of New Kent Highway (Virginia Route 155) and Poindexter Road (Virginia Route 604), on the right when traveling south on New Kent Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Kent VA 23124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John William Dunjee (1833-1903) (here, next to this marker); George Poindexter (here, next to this marker); Harold J. Neale (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Harold J. Neale (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cedar Hill (approx. 1˝ miles away); New Kent School (approx. 2.3 miles away); Calvin Coolidge Green, Th.D., Ed.D., Ph.D. (1931-2011) (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Wilson House: Witness to Three Centuries (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Kent.
 
Criss Cross Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 26, 2021
2. Criss Cross Plantation 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 992 times since then and 246 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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