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West Point in King William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

King William County / King and Queen County

 
 
King William County (obverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
1. King William County (obverse)
Inscription.  
King William County. Area 263 Square Miles. Formed in 1701 from King and Queen, and named for King William III. Here lived Carter Braxton, signer of the Declaration of Independence.

King and Queen County. Area 320 Square Miles. Formed in 1691 from New Kent, and named for King William III and Queen Mary. The family of George Rogers Clark long lived in this county.
 
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z-26.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1701.
 
Location. 37° 32.292′ N, 76° 47.655′ W. Marker is in West Point, Virginia, in King William County. Marker is at the intersection of 14th Street (Virginia Route 33) and Chelsea Road, on the right when traveling east on 14th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point VA 23181, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. Indian Treaty of 1646 (a few steps from this marker); Indians Poisoned At Peace Meeting (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller (approx. ¼ mile away); Home of Signer (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mt. Nebo Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Grove Hotel (approx. half a mile away); L. E. Mumford Banking Company (approx. half a mile away); Col. John West II (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
King and Queen County Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
2. King and Queen County Marker (reverse)
Rt 33 (facing west) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
3. Rt 33 (facing west)
Rt 33 (facing east) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
4. Rt 33 (facing east)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,000 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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