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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 series list.
 
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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indians Poisoned At Peace Meeting
14th Street (facing east). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
2. 14th Street (facing east).
(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); Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller (approx. ¾ mile away); Battle of Eltham’s Landing (approx. 2 miles away); Eltham (approx. 2.1 miles away); Peninsular Campaign (approx. 2.1 miles 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 Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Signers of the Declaration of Independence. Carter Braxton. (Submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, 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 Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,232 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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