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

Swann’s Point

Swann's Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, September 23, 2007
1. Swann's Point Marker
Inscription.  Ten miles Northeast is Swann’s Point on James River. In 1635 William Swann patented land there. The English Commissioners investigating Bacon’s Rebellion met at Swann’s point in 1677. William Swann’s Tomb, dated 1680 is there.
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number K-231.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & Politics.
Location. 37° 9.949′ N, 76° 58.408′ W. Marker is in Spring Grove, Virginia, in Surry County. Marker is at the intersection of Colonial Trail West (Virginia Route 10) and Swanns Point Road (Virginia Route 610), on the right when traveling east on Colonial Trail West. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 Swanns Point Rd, Spring Grove VA 23881, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wakefield and Pipsico (within shouting distance of this marker); Temperance Industrial and Collegiate Institute (within shouting distance of this marker); Cabin Point (approx. 3˝ miles away); Claremont School
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(approx. 3.6 miles away); Claremont (approx. 3.7 miles away); Quioughcohanach Indians (approx. 4.3 miles away); Jerusalem Baptist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Glebe House of Southwark Parish (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Grove.
Regarding Swann’s Point. William Swann was Royal Tax Collector of Virginia and died 1636 in Jamestown, VA. William's son, Col. Thomas Swann, (born 1616) was Burgess of Jamestown. NC Gov. William Drummond was married to Sarah Swann, Drummond was hanged for his part in Bacon's Rebellion in 1677. Col. Thomas Swann died at Swann's Point on Sept. 16, 1680. His grave marker is dated 1680, not William Swann's of 1636.
Additional comments.
1. Incorrect dates on the marker.
Col. Thomas Swann was buried 1680, William Swann his father died in 1636.
    — Submitted July 15, 2012, by William Swann of Palmdale, California.
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 2,575 times since then and 52 times this year. Photo   1. 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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Oct. 20, 2020