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Urbanna in Middlesex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Urbanna Creek

 
 
Urbanna Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 16, 2010
1. Urbanna Creek Marker
Inscription.  First known as Nimcock Creek, this creek was mentioned in a legislative act of 1680 as “Wormley’s Creek.” After the town of Urbanna was named in 1705 for Queen Anne, the stream was given the same name. British privateersmen entered the creek, June 5, 1781, and pillaged Urbanna and Rosegill, the plantation of Sir Richard Wormeley.
 
Erected 1987 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number OC-40.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 5, 1894.
 
Location. 37° 37.746′ N, 76° 34.283′ W. Marker is in Urbanna, Virginia, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Urbanna Road (Virginia Route 227), on the left when traveling north. Marker is just before the bridge, at the entrance to the town. There is a pull-off on the left hand side of the road at the marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saluda VA 23149, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within walking distance of this marker. Opiscopank (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosegill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bridge Over the Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); Steamboat Era (approx. 0.3 miles away); Overlook (approx. 0.3 miles away); Watling Street and Urbanna's Master Builder (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cross Street (approx. half a mile away); The Backyard Garden Was Essential (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Urbanna.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker dating to the 1930s with the same name and number that read, “This creek, mentioned in an act of 1680 as ‘Wormeley’s Creek,’ was earlier known as ‘Nimcock Creek.’ After Urbanna was named in 1705 for Queen Anne, the stream took the same name. British privateersmen entered the creek, June 5, 1781, and pillaged Urbanna and Rosegill.”
 
Urbanna Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 16, 2010
2. Urbanna Creek Marker
This view is south.
Partially Frozen Urbanna Creek, Viewed Near Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 16, 2010
3. Partially Frozen Urbanna Creek, Viewed Near Marker
Urbanna Creek Harbor image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, January 16, 2010
4. Urbanna Creek Harbor
The town of Urbanna is on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,094 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 30, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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