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Near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wilton

 
 
Wilton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, November 25, 2009
1. Wilton Marker
Inscription.  Five miles southwest. The house was built by William Randolph, son of William Randolph of Turkey Island, early in the eighteenth century. It was Lafayette's headquarters, May 15-20, 1781, just before Cornwallis crossed the James in pursuit of him.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Developmnt Commission. (Marker Number V-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 15, 1890.
 
Location. 37° 29.033′ N, 77° 23.748′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of New Market Road (Virginia Route 5) and Herman Street, on the right when traveling east on New Market Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chatsworth School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Surrender of Richmond (approx. 0.7 miles away); Powhatan (approx.
New Market Road & Herman Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, November 25, 2009
2. New Market Road & Herman Street
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one mile away); Galaxy (approx. 1.2 miles away); John Rolfe (approx. 1.3 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 1.8 miles away); Darbytown Road (approx. 1.9 miles away); Advancing On Richmond (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Regarding Wilton. Five years after this marker was erected, in 1933, Wilton was purchased by the Virginia Society of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America and moved to its current location at 215 S Wilton Rd in Richmond. Opened to the public in 1952, Wilton is today the Wilton House Museum.
 
Also see . . .  Wilton House Museum. (Submitted on November 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
 
Wilton House Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 3, 2009
3. Wilton House Museum
Site of Wilton Estate image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, November 29, 2009
4. Site of Wilton Estate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 719 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   4. submitted on November 30, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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