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Near Chester in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Colonel Thomas Lygon

 
 
Colonel Thomas Lygon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
1. Colonel Thomas Lygon Marker
Inscription.  Colonel Thomas Lygon, who came to the Virginia colony in the early 1640s from Worcestershire, England, patented several large parcels of land on the north bank of the Appomattox River in an area known as The Cowpens, near Mount My Lady, which was then part of Henrico County. It is likely that he lived in this area with his wife Mary Harris and their five children. Lygon served in the House of Burgesses from Henrico County in 1656, as a colonel in the county militia, and as surveyor of the county until his death in 1675.
 
Erected 1990 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-203.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1656.
 
Location. 37° 19.217′ N, 77° 18.522′ W. Marker is near Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of East Hundred Road (Virginia Route
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10) and Point of Rocks Road, on the right on East Hundred Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester VA 23836, 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. Opposunoquonuske (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mary Randolph (about 500 feet away); Bermuda Hundred (about 600 feet away); A Tribute to the Heroic Women of the South (approx. 0.8 miles away); Weston Manor (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Army of the James Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 1.2 miles away); City Point National Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Colonel Thomas Lygon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
2. Colonel Thomas Lygon Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,859 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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