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Suffolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sleepy Hole Ferry

 
 
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By James Thomson
1. Sleepy Hole Ferry Marker
Inscription.  Three miles east, Benedict Arnold, returning from his Richmond raid, crossed the river there, January 16, 1781; Cornwallis, going to Portsmouth, crossed there in July 1781.
 
Erected 1948 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number K-256.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is January 16, 1781.
 
Location. 36° 49.426′ N, 76° 30.029′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Nansemond Parkway (Virginia Route 337) and Kings Highway (Virginia Highway 125), on the right on Nansemond Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3102 Kings Highway, Suffolk VA 23435, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yeates School (here, next to this marker); Bennett's Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Glebe Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Hargrove's Tavern (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Glebe Church (approx. ¼ mile
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By James Thomson
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away); James Bowser, Revolutionary Soldier (approx. 0.3 miles away); Florence Graded School (approx. half a mile away); James Bowser Plantation (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffolk.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2011, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. This page has been viewed 725 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2011, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 16, 2021