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

New Kent Courthouse

 
 
New Kent Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
1. New Kent Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  Lord Cornwallis's army was here, moving eastward, June 22, 1781; Lafayette, in pursuit, June 25; Washington, Rochambeau and Chastellux, on their way to Yorktown, September 14, 1781. A part of Joseph E. Johnston's army, retiring to Richmond, passed through, May, 1862.
 
Erected 1942 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number WO-16.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the The Washington-Rochambeau Route, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, and the Washington’s Burgess Routes series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1781.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 37° 31.069′ N, 76° 58.697′ W. Marker was in New Kent, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of New Kent Highway and Courthouse Circle. The marker is
New Kent County Courthouse built 1909. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
2. New Kent County Courthouse built 1909.
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located on the lawn in front of the New Kent County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: New Kent VA 23124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Confederate Memorial (here, next to this marker); James Lafayette (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named New Kent Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Samuel Wilson Crump (1919-1995) (a few steps from this marker); Martha Washington's Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker); John Parke Custis / Martha Dandridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to New Kent (within shouting distance of this marker); A Tale of Three Structures (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Kent.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. New Marker At This Location also titled "New Kent Courthouse".
 
Also see . . .  New Kent County Virginia History. (Submitted on April 7, 2009.)
 
New Kent Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
3. New Kent Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument.
To the revered memory of the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors from New Kent County 1861-1865.
"Lest We Forget" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
4. "Lest We Forget"
Military units organized in New Kent. Pamunkey Rifles Co. E. 53, Virginia Regiment. Barhamsville Grays Co. B. 53, Virginia Regiment. New Kent Cavalry Troop F. Third Virginia Cavalry.
The Old Tavern at New Kent Courthouse (circa 1700). image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
5. The Old Tavern at New Kent Courthouse (circa 1700).
The tavern was used as a communications headquarters by the Union Army while it was based on the Pamunkey River, first at Cumberland and later at White House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,252 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on April 7, 2009.   5. submitted on April 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Aug. 7, 2022