Weems in Lancaster County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of Robert Carter's Brick Kiln
This site was discovered in the fall of 1979 during the excavation for the foundation of the new Volunteer Room, and was identified by archaeologists as the location where the bricks were fired for the building of Christ Church. The clay for the bricks was dug nearby.
"Sunday rainey went to church a very thin congregation 5 holes of my kiln quite black by the coming out of the church the fires were very well up"
Robert Cartery's Diary 28 February 1726
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is February 28, 1726.
Location. 37° 40.801′ N, 76° 25.389′ W. Marker is in Weems, Virginia, in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from Christ Church Road, 0.1 miles south of Gaskins Road (Virginia Route 709), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 360 Christ Church Rd, Weems VA 22576, 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. Foundation for Historic Christ Church, Inc. (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Founders, Revolutionary War Patriots and War of 1812 VeteransChrist Church Lancaster (within shouting distance of this marker); Corotoman (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christ Church (about 500 feet away); Irvington World War I Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); A. T. Wright High School (approx. 2.7 miles away); Albert Terry Wright (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weems.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.