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

Providence Forge

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
1. Providence Forge Marker
Inscription.  Here about 1770, Charles Jeffery Smith, a Presbyterian minister, settled and, with William Holt, built a forge for making farm implements. Francis Jerdone became a partner in 1771. A militia camp was established here in 1781, and Lafayette was here in July and August, 1781.
 
Erected 1950 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number W-20.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1770.
 
Location. 37° 26.541′ N, 77° 2.742′ W. Marker is in Providence Forge, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is on Pocahontas Trail (U.S. 60) 0.1 miles east of Olivet Church Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Providence Forge VA 23140, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forge Bridge (a few steps from this marker); State Game Farm (approx. 3 miles away); Harold J. Neale (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different
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By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
2. Providence Forge Marker
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marker also named Harold J. Neale (approx. 3.9 miles away); Chickahominy Indians (approx. 4.4 miles away); Destruction of Chickahominy Indian Towns (approx. 4.4 miles away); Old Quaker Settlement - Adkins Store (approx. 4.4 miles away); George Poindexter (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence Forge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 786 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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