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

Pleasant Point

 
 
Pleasant Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, September 23, 2007
1. Pleasant Point Marker
Inscription.  Four miles north is Pleasant Point on James River. William Edwards patented land there in 1657, the house is ancient. Edwards was clerk of the General Court and a member of The House of Burgesses.
 
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number K-227.)
 
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 (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1657.
 
Location. 37° 7.797′ N, 76° 48.392′ W. Marker is near Surry, Virginia, in Surry County. Marker is on Colonial Trail East (Virginia Route 10) north of Alliance Road. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chippokes Plantation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); History on Crouch’s Creek (about 300 feet away); Surry County WWII Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Capt. Jacob Faulcon, C.S.A.
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(approx. 1.6 miles away); Surry County Confederate Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); Smith’s Fort Plantation (approx. 1.6 miles away); Surry County War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Chanco (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Surry.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Historical American Building Survey Description
Pleasant Point, S bank of James River on Timber Neck Creek, N side of State Rte. 637, .5 mi. SE of intersection with State Rte. 31. Brick with frame fronts, rectangular (three-bay front), one-and-a-half stories, gable roof with dormers, two interior end chimneys; glazed brick header pattern parallel to raking on gable ends; center-hall plan; frame kitchen and smokehouse outbuildings. Built mid 18th C.; restored.
    — Submitted September 30, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
 
Pleasant Point Early 1930s Historical Photo image. Click for full size.
2. Pleasant Point Early 1930s Historical Photo
From a Historical American Buildings Survey (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hhh.va0962).
Pleasant Point Early 1930s Historical Photo image. Click for full size.
3. Pleasant Point Early 1930s Historical Photo
From the Historical American Buildings Survey (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hhh.va0962).
 
 
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 1,641 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 23, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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