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

Chippokes Plantation

 
 
Chippokes Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, September 23, 2007
1. Chippokes Plantation Marker
Inscription.  This Plantation, four miles to the northeast, was established in 1619 by Captain William Powell of Jamestown. Structures and artifacts on the property reflect plantation life from the early 17th century to the present. Donated to the Commonwealth by Mrs. Victor Stewart in 1967 for us as a state park. Chippokes is noted for its 350 years of continuous agricultural production and its modern recreation facilities.
 
Erected 1989 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-279.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1619.
 
Location. 37° 7.77′ N, 76° 48.336′ W. Marker is near Surry, Virginia, in Surry County. Marker is at the intersection of Alliance Road and Colonial Trail East (Virginia Route 10), on the right when traveling north on Alliance Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Surry VA 23883, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History on Crouch’s Creek (here, next to this marker); Pleasant Point (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Surry County WWII Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Capt. Jacob Faulcon, C.S.A. (approx. 1.7 miles away); Surry County Confederate Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away); Smith’s Fort Plantation (approx. 1.7 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.
 
More about this marker. This marker also sits with K-234.
 
Chippokes Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, September 23, 2007
2. Chippokes Plantation Marker
 
 
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 1,605 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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