West Point in King William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
King William County / King and Queen County
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. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Political Subdivisions.
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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Treaty of 1646 (a few steps from this marker); Indians Poisoned At Peace Meeting Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller (approx. ¼ mile away); Home of Signer (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller (approx. ¾ mile away); Battle of Eltham’s Landing (approx. 2.3 miles away); Eltham (approx. 2.4 miles away); Peninsular Campaign (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 717 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.