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New Post in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Colonial Post Office

 
 
Colonial Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 13, 2007
1. Colonial Post Office Marker
Inscription. Here was Newpost, headquarters of Alexander Spotswood (Governor of Virginia, 1710-22), Deputy Postmaster General for the colonies, 1730-39. Spotswood also had an iron furnace here.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number N-10.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 38° 14.231′ N, 77° 24.645′ W. Marker is in New Post, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Tidewater Trail (Virginia Route 2) 0.6 miles east of Jim Morris Road (County Route 609), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22408, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Winter Line (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Gallant Pelham (approx. 0.6 miles away); Confederate Earthworks (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Gallant Pelham (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Gallant Pelham (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Battle of Fredericksburg (approx. 1.4 miles away); Stuart and Pelham (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort Hood (approx. 1.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Marker along SR 2 (Tidewater Trail) image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 13, 2007
2. Marker along SR 2 (Tidewater Trail)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,077 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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