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

To Gwynn's Island

 
 
To Gwynn's Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
1. To Gwynn's Island Marker
Inscription.  Two miles east is Toddsbury, home of the Todd family, built in 1722. Farther east, in Mathews County, are the old homes, Green Plains, Auburn, and Midlothian. Some miles beyond them is Gwynn's Island, where General Andrew Lewis drove the last royal governor, Lord Dunmore, from Virginia soil, July, 1776.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number 3-NA.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1722.
 
Location. 37° 24.74′ N, 76° 31.198′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is at the intersection of John Clayton Memorail Highway (Virginia Route 3) and Main Street (Virginia Route 14), on the right when traveling north on John Clayton Memorail Highway. 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 walking distance of this marker. Ware Church (here, next to this marker); Gloucester Downtown Historic District
John Clayton Memorial Hwy (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
2. John Clayton Memorial Hwy (facing north)
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(within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Edge Hill Intersection (within shouting distance of this marker); Texaco Gas Pumps, c. 1930s (within shouting distance of this marker); People & Personalities of Edge Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Traveling Gloucester (within shouting distance of this marker); The Edge Hill House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Edge Hill House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
 
John Clayton Memorial Hwy & Main St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
3. John Clayton Memorial Hwy & Main St
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,061 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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