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

Whitaker's House

 
 
Whitaker's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
1. Whitaker's House Marker
Inscription.  A mile north of the road is Whitaker's House, headquarters of General W. F. Smith, Battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862.
 
Erected 1974 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number W-45.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 5, 1730.
 
Location. 37° 14.955′ N, 76° 39.616′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Pocahontas Trail (Virginia Route 60) 0.1 miles east of Virginia Route 199, 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kingsmill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Williamsburg (approx. one mile away); Fort Magruder (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Magruder (approx. 1.1 miles away); Magruder’s Defenses (approx. 1.1 miles away); Vineyard Tract (approx. 1.2 miles away); Quarterpath Road (approx. 1.4 miles away); Williamsburg in the Civil War (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,005 times since then and 9 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 24, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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