“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Caret in Essex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Gouldborough Plantation

(Later Goldberry)

Gouldborough Plantation (later Goldberry) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, October 13, 2007
1. Gouldborough Plantation (later Goldberry) Marker
Inscription.  Just east of here was the seat of the Waring family, members of which served the colony and our fledgling nation in elected and appointed offices and as officers in the county militia and the Continental Line. Thomas Waring II (ca. 1690–1754), Burgess 1736–1754, built a mansion here in 1733. His son Francis (1717–1771), Burgess 1758–1769, was an organizer of the Sons of Liberty and a signer of the Leedstown Resolves. The house, having survived three wars, burned in the late 19th century.
Erected 1982. (Marker Number N-27.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1754.
Location. 37° 58.167′ N, 76° 55.615′ W. Marker is near Caret, Virginia, in Essex County. Marker is on Tidewater Trail (U.S. 17) south of Gold Berry Lane (County Route 689). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tappahannock VA 22560, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rappahannock Indian Migration
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(approx. 1½ miles away); Bountiful Marshes (approx. 2½ miles away); Rivers of Grass (approx. 2.9 miles away); National Wildlife System (approx. 3 miles away); Pollinators (approx. 3.1 miles away); Hutchinson Tract (approx. 3.1 miles away); Toppahanock Indian Village (approx. 3.6 miles away); William Moore Tidewater Musician (approx. 4½ miles away).
Also see . . .  On the Road in Essex County - N-27 Gouldborough Plantation. 2020 article by Zorine Shirley in the River Country News. Excerpt:
[Colonel Francis] Waring was also among the four hundred men who called themselves "The Sons of Liberty.” They demanded that Colonel Archibald Ritchie, a local merchant and supporter of the British Stamp Act, reverse his stance; which he did. Ritchie later became one of the great defenders of the new nation. The Sons of Liberty had proven to the colonists that they could organize and fight for independence.
(Submitted on September 17, 2020.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,849 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on July 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photo   1. submitted on October 21, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 23, 2022