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

New Kent County

 
 
New Kent County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
1. New Kent County Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1654 from York and named for County Kent, England. In it are Chestnut Grove, Birthplace of Martha (Dandridge) Custis; White House, home of Martha Custis; Poplar Grove, where Martha Custis met George Washington; St. Peter's church, where Washington was married to her; Eltham, where John Parke Custis, Washington's stepson, died in 1781; Barhamsville, where Patrick Henry received money to pay for powder seized by Lord Dunmore, 1775; Providence Forge, remains of one of the oldest iron forges in America. New Kent County was traversed by Cornwallis and Lafayette in 1781.
 
Erected 1931 by New Kent County Citizens' Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1654.
 
Location. 37° 31.186′ N, 76° 49.908′ W. Marker is in Eltham, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is on Eltham Road (Virginia Route 33) 0.1 miles south of Virginia Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at
New Kent County Marker on Eltham Road. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
2. New Kent County Marker on Eltham Road.
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or near this postal address: 18600 Eltham Rd, West Point VA 23181, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Brick House (here, next to this marker); Peninsula Campaign (here, next to this marker); Eltham (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Eltham’s Landing (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Eltham's Landing (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mt. Nebo Baptist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Home of Signer (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eltham.
 
Also see . . .  New Kent County Virginia History. (Submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 726 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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