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

Fort Christanna

Fort Christanna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 21, 2009
1. Fort Christanna Marker
Inscription. Nearby to the south stood Fort Christanna, a wooden structure built in 1714 under the auspices of Alexander Spotswood and the Virginia Indian Company. Members of the Meiponsky, Occaneechi, Saponi, Stuckenock, and Tutelo Indian tribes lived within the fort and built a nearby settlement. The fort included a frontier trading post and the English operated a school to educate and convert the Indians to Christianity there. The Virginia Indian Company was dissolved in 1717; funding for the garrison ceased the next year. By 1740 the Indian groups no longer lived at the fort but had migrated to other areas nearby in the region.
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number U-90.)
Location. 36° 44.506′ N, 77° 51.219′ W. Marker is near Lawrenceville, Virginia, in Brunswick County. Marker is at the intersection of Christanna Highway (Virginia Route 46) and Eastview Drive, on the right when traveling south on Christanna Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lawrenceville VA 23868, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brunswick County Courthouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Col. John Jones (approx. 1.2
Christanna Highway (facing south). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 21, 2009
2. Christanna Highway (facing south).
miles away); Brunswick County Confederate Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Saint Paul's College (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Saint Paul's College (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hospital and School of the Good Shepherd (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Colonial Dames of America Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); Site of Fort Christanna (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrenceville.
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 919 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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