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

Home of First Settler

 
 
Home of First Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
1. Home of First Settler Marker
Inscription.  Here, in Savage's Neck, was the home of Ensign Thomas Savage, who came to Virginia in 1608. Granted a tract of land by Debedeavon, the "Laughing King" of the indians, in 1619, Savage became the first permanent English settler on the Eastern Shore. A mile west is Old Castle, built in 1721.
 
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number WY-8.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1608.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 37° 20.923′ N, 75° 56.88′ W. Marker is in Eastville, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker is on Alt. US 13, 0.2 miles north of Savage Neck Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eastville VA 23347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Home of the First Settler (here, next to this marker); Gingaskin Indian Reservation
Marker and open field. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
2. Marker and open field.
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Northampton County Court Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Northampton County Veteran's Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Monument - Eastville, VA (approx. 0.3 miles away); Northampton County Court Green (approx. 0.3 miles away); Debdeavon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastville.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. New Marker At This Location titled "Home of the First Settler".
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,937 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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May. 18, 2022