Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Gloucester in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gloucester Hall

 
 
Gloucester Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 22, 2014
1. Gloucester Hall Marker
Inscription.  Near here stood Gloucester Hall (built ca. 1660s), where Bacon’s Rebellion effectively ended with the fatal illness of its leader, Nathaniel Bacon, in 1676. In 1684, this house served as the first Virginia residence of Royal Governor Francis Howard, baron Howard of Effingham, whose wife, Lady Philadelphia Pelham Howard, died there in 1685. Col. John Pate, a member of the Council of State, built the house on his 2,100-acre plantation, including 1,141 acres that his uncle Richard Pate had patented in 1650. Col. Thomas Pate inherited the plantation in 1672. Both Richard Pate and Col. Thomas Pate represented Gloucester County in the House of Burgesses.
 
Erected 2012 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number NA-10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1676.
 
Location. 37° 29.001′ N, 76° 37.415′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Virginia
George Washington Memorial Hwy & Bacons Ln image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 22, 2014
2. George Washington Memorial Hwy & Bacons Ln
Click or scan to see
this page online
, in Gloucester County. Marker is at the intersection of George Washington Memorial Highway (U.S. 17) and Bacons Lane, on the right when traveling west on George Washington Memorial Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11643 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Gloucester VA 23061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Poplar Spring Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Poplar Spring Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Indentured Servants' Plot (approx. 2 miles away); King and Queen County / Gloucester County (approx. 2 miles away); Poropotank Creek (approx. 2 miles away); Marlfield (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bethel Baptist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); a different marker also named King and Queen County / Gloucester County (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 797 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=74702

Paid Advertisements
 
 

May. 17, 2022