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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.
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. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
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 This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 37° 20.923′ N, 75° 56.88′ W. Marker is in Eastville, Virginia, in Northampton County.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 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Northampton County Court Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away);
Marker and open field. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
2. Marker and open field.
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.
 
More about this marker. This marker was replaced by a new one named Home of the First Settler (see nearby markers).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,804 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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