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

Herring Creek & Kimages

Charles City County, Virginia

 
 
Herring Creek & Kimages Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 3, 2007
1. Herring Creek & Kimages Marker
Inscription.  The Herring Creek area was settled in 1619, as a portion of Westover, and a portion of Berkeley Hundred. The point where the James River Road, present-day Route 5, crossed Herring Creek was known as "The Wade." Landmarks have included Harrison's Mill, the Johnathan Samaria Lodge, New Vine Church (est. 1870) and Westover Parish Church (est. 1614). The Harrison Mill Pond was acquired by the federal government in 1934 and established the Harrison Lake Fish Hatchery. Prominent area homes include Berkeley, Edgewood, Evelynton, Hillman's, Neston and Westover. William Thomas was a mulatto resident of this area who served in the Revolutionary Was as a servant to General Muhlenburg. Kimages developed around the wharf on the James River. Kimages School was built in 1922, burned in 1925 and rebuilt in 1926. A store served the community, and the ferry west of Kimages crossed the James River to Prince George County until 1967. During the early twentieth century, the proposed real estate development of Berkeley Hills, which was to utilize Lake Charles as a major element of its plan, went unrealized.
 
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African AmericansChurches & ReligionColonial EraEducationIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1619.
 
Location. 37° 19.863′ N, 77° 11.454′ W. Marker is near Charles City, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker is at the intersection of John Tyler Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 5) and Kimages Road, on the right when traveling east on John Tyler Memorial Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles City VA 23030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Westover (here, next to this marker); Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing (a few steps from this marker); First English Thanksgiving in Virginia (a few steps from this marker); Emanuel Quivers (within shouting distance of this marker); Stuart's Ride (approx. ¼ mile away); Herring Creek (approx.
Herring Creek & Kimages Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 3, 2007
2. Herring Creek & Kimages Marker
Shown with markers Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing (V 7) and Westover (V 8) markers.
half a mile away); Berkeley and Harrison's Landing (approx. 1.1 miles away); Willie Johnston (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,307 times since then and 199 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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