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


Littletown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
1. Littletown Marker
Inscription.  In the second quarter of the 17th-century, merchant George Menefie developed a 1,200-acre plantation just east of here he called Littletown. In March 1633, Dutch trader David DeVies observed that his two-acre garden was "full of Provence roses, apple, pear and cherry trees, … with different kinds of sweet-smelling herbs, such as rosemary, sage, marjoram, thyme." Richard Kemp later acquired the tract and called it Rich Neck. Rich Neck was home to three generations of the Ludwell family and Ludwell's Mill (at modern Lake Matoaka) was an important 18th-century landmark.
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-48.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraLandmarksSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1633.
Location. 37° 15.29′ N, 76° 43.86′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia. Marker is on Jamestown Road
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(Virginia Route 31) 0.1 miles north of Virginia Route 199, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1159 Jamestown Rd, 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. Princess Anne Port (approx. 1.2 miles away); Williamsburg United Methodist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Methodism in Williamsburg (approx. 1.3 miles away); Great Neck (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mill Dam (approx. 1.6 miles away); College Camp (approx. 1.6 miles away); Arthur Azo Matsu (approx. 1.6 miles away); Indian School at the College of William & Mary (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
Littletown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
2. Littletown Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,073 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 24, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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