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

Cappahosic

 
 
Cappahosic Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
1. Cappahosic Marker
Inscription.  Here is Cappahosic, where a ferry was established early in the eighteenth century. On the old charts, this Indian district lay between Werowocomoco and Timberneck Creek. Powhatan is said to have offered it to Capt. John Smith for "two great guns and a grindstone". John Stubbs patented the Cappahosic tract in 1652 and 1702 and a few years later built this the "Cappahosic House", which has clipped gables and inside chimneys with eight unique corner fireplaces.
 
Erected 1948 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Q 10B.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1652.
 
Location. 37° 22.854′ N, 76° 37.98′ W. Marker is near Gloucester, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is at the intersection of Cappahosic Road (Virginia Route 618) and Almondsville Road (Route 662), on the left when traveling south on
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Cappahosic Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gloucester VA 23061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gloucester Agricultural and Industrial School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bethel Baptist Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Walter Reed Birthplace (approx. 2½ miles away); Powhatan’s Headquarters (approx. 5 miles away); Marlfield (approx. 5.3 miles away); Indian Princess Pocahontas (approx. 5.8 miles away); a different marker also named Cappahosic (approx. 5.8 miles away); Poplar Spring Church (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
 
Cappahosic House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
2. Cappahosic House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,565 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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