Near Skinquarter in Amelia County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Amelia County / Chesterfield County
Amelia County. Area 371 Square Miles. Formed in 1734 from Prince George and Brunswick, and named for Princess Amelia, daughter of King George II. William B. Giles, Governor of Virginia 1827-30, lived in this county.
Chesterfield County. Area 468 Square Miles. Formed in 1748 from Henrico, and named for the Earl of Chesterfield, noted courtier. The first iron furnace in America, 1619, was in this county. The battle of Drewry's Bluff, 1864, took place here.
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-47.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1734.
Location. 37° 21.303′ N, 77° 50.986′ W. Marker is near Skinquarter, Virginia, in Amelia County. Marker is on Hull Street Road, 1.6 miles west of Sappony Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moseley VA 23120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Goode's Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Skinquarter Baptist Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); William Ransom Johnson (approx. 6 miles away); Eppington (approx. 6.8 miles away); Philip F. Boepple Building (approx. 7.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away); Lamkin’s Battery (approx. 7.3 miles away); Confederate Dead (approx. 7.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Amelia County, Virginia. Website homepage (Submitted on March 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
2. Chesterfield County, Virginia. Website homepage (Submitted on March 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 845 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.