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Port Royal in Caroline County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Port Royal

 
 
Old Port Royal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 1, 2009
1. Old Port Royal Marker
Inscription.  The town was established in 1744 and was one of the principal shipping points on the Rappahannock River in colonial times. In December, 1862, Burnside, commanding the Army of the Potomac, considered crossing the river here but finally moved up to Fredericksburg. Union gunboats, attempting to pass up the river at that time, were driven back by D. H. Hill.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number N-17.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1862.
 
Location. 38° 10.148′ N, 77° 11.528′ W. Marker is in Port Royal, Virginia, in Caroline County. Marker is on King Street 0.1 miles north of Cumberland Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Royal VA 22535, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sacred Lot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Port Royal (about 600 feet away); The Fox Tavern: A Colonial Landmark (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dorothy Roy
Old Port Royal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 1, 2009
2. Old Port Royal Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Peter's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Earliest Inhabitants: Native Americans (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Port Royal (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Port Royal (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Royal.
 
Also see . . .
1. Welcome To Historic Port Royal. Historic Port Royal, Inc. (Submitted on August 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

2. Port Royal Historic District (PDF file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on December 9, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
King Street facing north. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 1, 2009
3. King Street facing north.
Port Royal, Va. The Rappahannock River front during the evacuation. image. Click for full size.
By Timothy H. O'Sullivan, May 30, 1864
4. Port Royal, Va. The Rappahannock River front during the evacuation.
Library of Congress [LC-B811-2491A]
Nearby "Fox Tavern" circa 1759. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2009
5. Nearby "Fox Tavern" circa 1759.
Frequented by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,012 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   5. submitted on September 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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