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West Point in King William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Home of Signer

 
 
Home of Signer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
1. Home of Signer Marker
Inscription.  Carter Braxton, signer of the Declaration of Independence, lived at West Point 1777-1786 after fire destroyed his plantation Chericoke, upriver on the Pamunkey. The town house no longer stands. From West Point Braxton channeled war goods to Patriot troops.
 
Erected 1976 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number OC-26.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists.
 
Location. 37° 32.19′ N, 76° 48.019′ W. Marker is in West Point, Virginia, in King William County. Marker is on 14th Street (Virginia Route 33) 0.1 miles east of Kirby Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point VA 23181, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mt. Nebo Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller
14th Street (facing east). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
2. 14th Street (facing east).
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(about 500 feet away); Indians Poisoned At Peace Meeting (approx. 0.3 miles away); Indian Treaty of 1646 (approx. 0.3 miles away); King William County / King and Queen County (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Salute To Veterans (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .
1. NPS Signers of the Declaration of Independence. Carter Braxton. (Submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

2. Signers of the Declaration of Independence. Carter Braxton. (Submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
Downtown redevelopment evident in West Point, Va. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
3. Downtown redevelopment evident in West Point, Va.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,290 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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