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Eltham in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Brick House

 
 
The Brick House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
1. The Brick House Marker
Inscription.  A short distance south stood the Brick House. In 1677, at the end of Bacon's Rebellion, the rebel leaders, Drummond and Lawrence, were at Brick House when West Point surrendered to Berkeley. They fled, Drummond to be caught and executed, Lawrence never to be heard of again. In August, 1716, Governor Alexander Spotswood crossed the river there on his western expedition.
 
Erected 1934 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number WO-33.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1677.
 
Location. 37° 31.185′ N, 76° 49.909′ W. Marker is in Eltham, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is on Eltham Road (Virginia Route 33) 0.1 miles south of Virginia Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point VA 23181, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Kent County (here, next to this marker); Peninsula Campaign
The Brick House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, February 26, 2021
2. The Brick House Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Eltham (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Eltham’s Landing (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Eltham's Landing (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mt. Nebo Baptist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Home of Signer (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eltham.
 
The Brick House Marker on Eltham Road. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
3. The Brick House Marker on Eltham Road.
Brick House Point. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2009
4. Brick House Point.
The Brick House Site. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2009
5. The Brick House Site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,361 times since then and 65 times this year. Last updated on August 13, 2009, by Kathleen Black of Woodbridge, Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 2, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on April 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 29, 2022