“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Toano in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

New Kent Road

New Kent Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 24, 2009
1. New Kent Road Marker
Inscription.  By the 1720s, several taverns stood on New Kent Road (also called the Old Stage Road) between Williamsburg and New Kent Court House. During two wars, the road served opposing armies as well as travelers. In June 1781, near the end of the Revolution, British commander Gen. Charles Cornwallis marched his army from Richmond to Williamsburg on the road, with the Marquis de Lafayette and his army in cautious pursuit. During the Civil War, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Confederate army withdrew west on the road toward Richmond after the Battle of Williamsburg on 5 May 1862; Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac slowly followed.
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-26.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 5, 1862.
Location. 37° 24.995′ N, 76° 49.225′ 
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W. Marker is near Toano, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is at the intersection of Barhamsville Road (Virginia Route 30) and Old Stage Road (Virginia Route 746), on the right when traveling south on Barhamsville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Toano VA 23168, 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. Doncastle's Ordinary (approx. 1.1 miles away); White Hall Tavern (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hickory Neck Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Stage Road (approx. 2.2 miles away); New Kent County / James City County (approx. 2˝ miles away); Burnt Ordinary (approx. 2˝ miles away); Chickahominy Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Olive Branch Christian Church (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toano.
New Kent Road (facing south). image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 24, 2009
2. New Kent Road (facing south).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,363 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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