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Adam Thorowgood

 
 
Adam Thorowgood Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
1. Adam Thorowgood Marker
Inscription.  Near here stood the house of Adam Thorowgood (1604-1640), who arrived in Virginia as an indentured servant in 1621. After completing his service, Thorowgood became a leading citizen in Lower Norfolk County. In 1635, he received 5350 acres of land for bringing 105 English settlers to Virginia including himself and his wife, Sarah. The couple settled in Lynnhaven Parish, which Thorowgood named after his home in England, King’s Lynn, and he founded its first church and glebe. He was also elected to the House of Burgesses, made a member of the governor’s council, and served as a militia officer and vestryman.
 
Erected 2006 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KV-14.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1621.
 
Location. 36° 54.343′ N, 76° 7.212′ W. Marker is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker
Wide view of the Adam Thorowgood Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
2. Wide view of the Adam Thorowgood Marker
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is at the intersection of Shore Drive (U.S. 60) and Treasure Island Drive on Shore Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4300 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach VA 23455, 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. Church Point (approx. 0.9 miles away); Adam Thoroughgood House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pearl Harbor Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bataan Corregidor Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lynnhaven House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Meeting of Three Commanders (approx. 2.2 miles away); Col. John Thorowgood Jr. (approx. 2.7 miles away); Grace White Sherwood (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia Beach.
 
Regarding Adam Thorowgood. Thoroughgood is the more commonly used spelling of his surname.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 559 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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