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

Chesterville Plantation

 
 
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By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
1. Chesterville Plantation Marker
Inscription.  One mile north is Chesterville, birthplace of George Wythe (1726-1806), a prominent Virginia attorney, judge, legislator, and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Wythe inherited the family plantation in the 1750s and operated it until the 1790s. After Chesterville’s sale in 1802, the Hudgins and Winder families owned and farmed it until the 1930s; the house was destroyed by fire in 1911. The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics purchased Chesterville in 1950. By the 1970s, archaeological excavations had identified a stone foundation believed to be from the house where Wythe was born.
 
Erected 2010 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number WY-100.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1802.
 
Location. 37° 5.145′ N, 76° 22.913′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection
Wide view of the Chesterville Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
2. Wide view of the Chesterville Plantation Marker
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of Commander Shepard Boulevard (Virginia Route 172) and Langley Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on Commander Shepard Boulevard. The marker is located at the main entrance to the NASA Langley Research Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23666, 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. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (a few steps from this marker); Footeball Quarter Creek Plantation (approx. 2.4 miles away); Henry Lawson Wyatt (approx. 2.4 miles away); Battle of Big Bethel (approx. 2½ miles away); Big Bethel UDC Monument (approx. 2½ miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Big Bethel (approx. 2½ miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Big Bethel (approx. 2½ miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Big Bethel (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
 
More about this marker. The site of Chesterville Plantation is located on the grounds of the NASA Langley Research Center.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the marker shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chesterville Plantation Site - NasaCRgis. (Submitted on May 16, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Biography of George Wythe : The Colonial Williamsburg Official History & Citizenship Site. If Wythe had accomplished nothing more than signing the Declaration of Independence and teaching Thomas Jefferson, he would have earned a place in history
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-- but his life was crowded with achievement!
(Submitted on May 16, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

3. Chesterville Plantation Site - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. (Submitted on May 17, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 975 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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