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Gloucester Point in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gloucester Point

 
 
Gloucester Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
1. Gloucester Point Marker
Inscription.  Known first as Tyndall's Point. The colonists built a fort here in 1667. In 1676 Bacon led his rebels across the river here. Tarleton and Dundas occupied the place in October, 1781, in the siege of Yorktown. Cornwallis planned to break through the blockade here, but a storm kept him from crossing the river. The point was fortified by the Confederates in 1861 and occupied by Union troops in 1862.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number 9-NA.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 37° 15.022′ N, 76° 30.081′ W. Marker is in Gloucester Point, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is on Vernon Street near Riverview Street, on the right. The marker is located at the entrance to Tyndall's Point Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1376 Vernon Street, Gloucester Point VA 23062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Land Patent (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Gloucester Point
Gloucester Point Marker at Tyndall's Point Park. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
2. Gloucester Point Marker at Tyndall's Point Park.
(here, next to this marker); Welcome to Gloucester Point (a few steps from this marker); After the Surrender at Yorktown (a few steps from this marker); Natives, Explorers, Tobacco and Buccaneers (a few steps from this marker); A Vital British Outpost at Gloucester Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Attacking with “Decisive Vigor” (within shouting distance of this marker); The British Safety Valve (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester Point.
 
Gloucester Point Marker on Vernon Street. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
3. Gloucester Point Marker on Vernon Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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