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

Hog Island

Hog Island Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, September 23, 2007
1. Hog Island Marker
Inscription.  On this point, in James River nine miles Northeast, the settlers kept their hogs in 1608. When abandoning Jamestown in June, 1610. They stopped at the island for a night. The next morning, proceeding down the river, they met a messenger from Governor Lord Delaware, who had just arrived and returned to Jamestown.
Erected 1948 by the Virginia Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number K-237.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1610.
Location. 37° 6.335′ N, 76° 43.802′ W. Marker is near Surry, Virginia, in Surry County. Marker is at the intersection of Colonial Trail East (Route 10) and Bacons Castle Trail when traveling north on Colonial Trail East. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Surry VA 23883, 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. Bacon’s Castle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lower Surry Church
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); A Final Resting Place for Six Unknown Colonists (approx. 0.4 miles away); Quiyoughcohannock Indians (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lawne’s Creek Church (approx. one mile away); Poole’s Funeral Home (approx. 1.9 miles away); Working the Land (approx. 2.8 miles away); Captain John Smith’s Adventures on the James (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Surry.
Hog Island Marker K-237 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, July 24, 2008
2. Hog Island Marker K-237
Photo taken looking west on VA Route 10
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,150 times since then and 119 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 23, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2. submitted on July 9, 2010, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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