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

Carter's Grove

Carter's Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
1. Carter's Grove Marker
Inscription.  During the 17th century Carter's Grove was part of the Martin's Hundred Plantation. In the early 1720's, Robert "King" Carter purchased it and later named the tract Carter's Grove. Between 1730 and 1735 Carter Burwell, grandson of Robert "King" Carter, built the Carter's Grove mansion, a famous example of colonial Virginia plantation architecture. Burwell hired brickmason David Minitree to make and lay brick; he brought Richard Bayliss, and English joiner, to Virginia to execute the interior woodwork, some of the handsomest of the area. The house stood almost unaltered until 1928 when it was renovated and enlarged by the architect W. Duncan Lee.
Erected by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-50.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1730.
Location. 37° 12.664′ N, 76° 37.057′ W. Marker is
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in Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Pocahontas Trail (Virginia Route 60), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, 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. Trebell's Landing (here, next to this marker); Martin's Hundred (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Martin's Hundred Church (about 500 feet away); Community of Grove (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Reservation (approx. 1.9 miles away); Loch Ness Coaster (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ace Roller Coaster Landmark (approx. 2.3 miles away); Homestead by the Main Road (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
Also see . . .  Documentation from the Historic American Buildings Survey. The records for this site are quite extensive, with 27 drawings and 84 photographs. (Submitted on July 25, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.) 
Carter's Grove image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, circa after 1933
2. Carter's Grove
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,566 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 24, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on July 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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