“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Cape Charles in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)


Arlington Marker image. Click for full size.
Jason O. Watson, via Historical Markers, 2004?
1. Arlington Marker
Inscription.  Two miles west stood Arlington, original home of the Custis Family, built by John Custis. The family tombs are still preserved there. Governor Wm. Berkeley made his headquarters there during Bacon's Rebellion in 1676. Arlington on the Potomac was named for this Arlington.
Erected 1958 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number WY-5.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1670.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 37° 13.168′ N, 75° 59.114′ W. Marker was near Cape Charles, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of Custis Tomb Drive and Arlington Road. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Cape Charles VA 23310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Mansion Site (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bacon's Rebellion
vicinity of missing Arlington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, July 17, 2013
2. vicinity of missing Arlington Marker
Area around where marker should have been.
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); Indians (approx. 1.2 miles away); Slavery on the Eastern Shore (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Custis Tombs (approx. 1.2 miles away); Elijah Baker (approx. 2 miles away); Cape Charles Colored School (approx. 3.3 miles away); Maritime Highway (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Charles.
Regarding Arlington. The marker reported destroyed, with no Commonwealth or Federal replacement funding available. It wll only be replaced if a private sponsor funds the undertaking.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . .  Photo of marker (2004). (Submitted on October 16, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 24, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   2. submitted on October 12, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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