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Cheriton in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Town Fields

 
 
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Photographed By Brandon D Cross, August 27, 2022
1. Town Fields Marker
Inscription.  About two miles west was Town Fields, the first seat of local government on Virginia's Eastern Shore. English tenants settled there in 1620 after the Virginia Company of London set aside 500 acres to be used as a source of income for the Secretary of the Colony. In 1632 a commission was appointed to oversee the colony's Eastern Shore settlements. The commission began holding court at Town Fields later that year, and its minutes are the genesis of the oldest continuous court records in the United States. Northampton County built its first courthouse at Town Fields in 1664. The county seat moved to present-day Eastville in 1677.
 
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number WY-7.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1620.
 
Location. 37° 17.68′ N, 75° 58.372′ W. Marker is in Cheriton, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker is on Langford Highway (U.S. 13) north of Sams Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map
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. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Charles VA 23310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stratton Manor (approx. 1.2 miles away); Salem Methodist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Eyre Hall (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of Tidewater Institute (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cape Charles (approx. 2.7 miles away); Cape Charles Colored School (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Eastern Shore Railroad (approx. 3.1 miles away); Veterans War Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cheriton.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Old Marker At This Location titled “Towne Fields".
 
Town Fields Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, August 27, 2022
2. Town Fields Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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