“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)


Marlfield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
1. Marlfield Marker
Inscription.  A mile and a half west is the site of Marlfield, an eighteenth-century dwelling built by the Buckner family. It was purchased in 1782 by William Jones, who gave the house its name. Jones was among the first Virginia planters to use marl in his agricultural practices. His descendants sold Marlfield in 1906 but retained ownership of the nearby family cemetery. Marlfield had fallen into ruins by the mid-twentieth century.
Erected 2008 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number N-66.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureCemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1782.
Location. 37° 27.131′ N, 76° 35.756′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is on U.S. 17, 0.1 miles north of Enos Road (Route 613), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gloucester VA 23061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Poplar Spring Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Poplar Spring Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gloucester Hall (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bethel Baptist Church (approx. 3 miles away); Indian Princess Pocahontas (approx. 4.1 miles away); Cappahosic (approx. 4.1 miles away); Walter Reed Birthplace (approx. 4.4 miles away); Boutetourt #7 A.F. & A.M. Lodge (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
Also see . . .  How is marl formed - Ask a Scientist. (Submitted on May 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,794 times since then and 194 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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