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Fort Eustis in Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mulberry Point & Sir Thomas West

 
 
Mulberry Point & Sir Thomas West Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 7, 2016
1. Mulberry Point & Sir Thomas West Marker
Inscription.  Off this point in early June 1610 anchored the small ships of the starving colonists who had abandoned Jamestown and started down the river to return to England. It was here they were apprised of the timely arrival of Sir Thomas West, (Lord de la Warr) with abundant supplies and new settlers, and the colonists were able to return to their homes at Jamestown. Lord de la Warr (1577-1618) was the First Governor and Captain General of the Colony of Virginia.
 
Erected 1976 by Virginia Society Daughters of Colonial Wars and the Corporation of Newport News, Virginia.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Colonial Wars series list.
 
Location. 37° 8.47′ N, 76° 37.2′ W. Marker is in Fort Eustis in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is on Harrison Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Eustis VA 23604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Felker Army Airfield (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Rolfe
Mulberry Point & Sir Thomas West Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 7, 2016
2. Mulberry Point & Sir Thomas West Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Matthew Jones House (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Matthew Jones House (approx. 1.6 miles away); "Magnolia House" - Chief of Transportation's Quarters (approx. 1.9 miles away); Glebe Lands (approx. 2.7 miles away); Fort Huger (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Huger (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Eustis.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2014. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 7, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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