New Kent in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Martha Washington's Birthplace
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number WO-18.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Colonial Era • Women. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, and the Washington’s Burgess Routes series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is June 2, 1731.
Location. 37° 31.069′ N, 76° 58.714′ W. Marker is in New Kent, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker can be reached from the intersection Touch for map. Marker is 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 marker. John Parke Custis / Martha Dandridge (here, next to this marker); Samuel Wilson Crump (1919-1995) (a few steps from this marker); James Lafayette (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Memorial (a few steps from this marker); New Kent Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to New Kent (within shouting distance of this marker); A Tale of Three Structures (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Wilson House: Witness to Three Centuries (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Kent.
Also see . . .
1. Martha Washington’s Birthplace. Encyclopedia Virginia (Submitted on April 7, 2009.)
2. Biography of Martha Washington - Birth and Childhood at Chestnut Grove. Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association (Submitted on April 7, 2009.)
3. Chestnut Grove - Home of Martha Washington. New Kent County Photographs. (Submitted on April 7, 2009.)
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 4,574 times since then and 438 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 3. submitted on March 2, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 4. submitted on October 26, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.