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Gloucester in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gloucester Courthouse

 
 
Gloucester Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
1. Gloucester Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  The courthouse was built in 1766. The debtors prison is also old. A skirmish occurred near here between Confederate and Union cavalry, January 29, 1864.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation Development Commission. (Marker Number 1-NA.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable BuildingsWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is January 29, 1779.
 
Location. 37° 24.987′ N, 76° 32.242′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is at the intersection of Business US 17 and Belroi Road, in the median on Business US 17. 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 markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indian Princess Pocahontas (a few steps from this marker); Cappahosic (a few steps from this marker); The Birdsall Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); To the Confederate Dead of Gloucester (approx. 0.4 miles away); Werowocomoco (approx. half a mile away); Court House (approx. half a mile away);
Main St & Belroi Rd image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
2. Main St & Belroi Rd
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In Memoriam John Clayton (approx. half a mile away); Gloucester in the Civil War (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
 
Gloucester Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
3. Gloucester Courthouse
Gloucester Courthouse Complex image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
4. Gloucester Courthouse Complex
There are several historic buildings and monuments in this preserved area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,153 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   4. submitted on May 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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