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

State Game Farm

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
1. State Game Farm Marker
Inscription.  The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries established the first Virginia State Game Farm nearby in 1920. The state initially raised quail in captivity there to restock the birds throughout Virginia. The game farm was one of the earliest state facilities to breed quail in large numbers. Virginia's program attracted the attention of other states' game departments. In subsequent years the farm also bred wild turkeys for restocking. The site included a building for hatching eggs. In 1946 the farm's activities were transferred to the Cumberland Game Farm at the Cumberland State Forest in Cumberland County.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-21.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimals. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
 
Location. 37° 25.849′ N, 76° 59.62′ W. Marker is near Providence Forge, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of Pocahontas Trail (U.S. 60) and GW King Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on Pocahontas Trail. Touch for map
State Game Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
2. State Game Farm Marker
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. 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chickahominy Indians (approx. 1.4 miles away); Destruction of Chickahominy Indian Towns (approx. 1.4 miles away); Providence Forge (approx. 3 miles away); Forge Bridge (approx. 3 miles away); Chickahominy Water Trail (approx. 3˝ miles away); Blanks Crossroads (approx. 4.1 miles away); Piney Grove (approx. 4.1 miles away); Piney Grove and Southalls (approx. 4.1 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 959 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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