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

Wakefield and Pipsico

 
 
Wakefield and Pipsico Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, September 23, 2007
1. Wakefield and Pipsico Marker
Inscription.  Located five miles to the north is Wakefield. Benjamin Harrison patented this land about 1637. His descendents became major landowners and were influential in Virginia and United States politics. Governor Benjamin Harrison was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and William Henry Harrison served as president of the United States. Harrison family members owned portions of Wakefield until approximately end of the 18th century. Seven miles to the northeast is the property known as Pipsico that was first patented by Henry Browne about 1637. Pipsico was named for the Quiyoughcohannock Indian chief that lived in Surry County and assisted the early settlers.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-226.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series lists.
 
Location.
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37° 9.932′ N, 76° 58.401′ W. Marker is in Spring Grove, Virginia, in Surry County. Marker is at the intersection of Colonial Trail West (Virginia Route 10) and Martin Luther King Highway (Virginia Route 40), on the right when traveling west 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. Temperance Industrial and Collegiate Institute (here, next to this marker); Swann’s Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Cabin Point (approx. 3˝ miles away); Claremont School (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. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Grove.
 
 
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 1,169 times since then and 23 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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