North in Mathews County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Mathews County / Gloucester County
Mathews County. Area 94 Square Miles. Formed in 1790 from Gloucester and named for Colonel Thomas Mathews, Revolutionary soldier. Gwynn's Island, from which Dunmore was driven in 1776, is here.
Gloucester County. Area 223 Square Miles. Formed in 1651 from York, and named for Gloucester County, England. Bacon, the Rebel, died in this county, 1676. Gloucester Point was the outpost of Cornwallis at Yorktown, 1781.
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-8.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1790.
Location. 37° 27.909′ N, 76° 26.781′ W. Marker is in North, Virginia, in Mathews County. Marker is on John Clayton Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 14) west of Windsor Road (Virginia Route 3), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North VA 23128, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least John Clayton, Botanist (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War In Mathews County (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Civil War In Mathews County (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Civil War In Mathews County (about 600 feet away); Fort Nonsense (about 800 feet away); Field Fortifications (about 800 feet away); Mathews County (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Nonsense (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 22, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.