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

Nathaniel Bacon

 
 
Nathaniel Bacon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 3, 2007
1. Nathaniel Bacon Marker
Inscription.  Bacon was born in 1647 in Suffolk, England, and was educated at Cambridge University. He came to Virginia in 1673 and settled near here on the north bank of the James River at Curles Neck. In 1676 Bacon led a force of citizen-soldiers against Indians on Virginia's frontier, contrary to the policy of Governor William Berkeley. After Bacon defeated several tribes, he and his followers, branded rebels by Berkeley, captured and burned Jamestown. Bacon's Rebellion collapsed after Bacon died of a fever in October 1676.
 
Erected 1996 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V-32.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1676.
 
Location. 37° 24.445′ N, 77° 16.656′ W. Marker is near Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on New Market Road (Virginia Route 5) 0.6 miles east of Curles Neck Road, on the right when traveling
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east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Curles Neck and Bremo (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Thomas Harris (within shouting distance of this marker); James Crewes (approx. half a mile away); Turkey Island Mansion (approx. half a mile away); Engagement at Malvern Cliffs (approx. half a mile away); The Flood of 1771 (approx. half a mile away); Turkey Island (approx. half a mile away); First Battle of Deep Bottom (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
 
More about this marker. This marker, originally located at the entrance to Curles Neck Farm, has been moved 0.6 miles east.
 
Nathaniel Bacon marker (new location) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher
2. Nathaniel Bacon marker (new location)
Nathaniel Bacon marker (original location) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 3, 2007
3. Nathaniel Bacon marker (original location)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,912 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 17, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on December 14, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 17, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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