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Near Warfield in Brunswick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brunswick County, Virginia

“The Original Home of Brunswick Stew”

 
 
Brunswick County, Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 21, 2009
1. Brunswick County, Virginia Marker
Inscription. According to local tradition, while Dr. Creed Haskins and several friends were on a hunting trip in Brunswick County in 1828, his camp cook, Jimmy Matthews, hunted squirrels for a stew. Matthews simmered the squirrels with butter, onions, stale bread, and seasoning, thus creating the dish known as Brunswick stew. Recipes for Brunswick stew have changed over time as chicken has replaced squirrel and vegetables have been added, but the stew remains thick and rich. Other states have made similar claims but Virginia's is the first.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number S 68.)
 
Location. 36° 56.577′ N, 77° 44.12′ W. Marker is near Warfield, Virginia, in Brunswick County. Marker is at the intersection of Boydton Plank Road (U.S. 1) and Old Stage Road, on the right when traveling south on Boydton Plank Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warfield VA 23889, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dinwiddie County / Brunswick County (within shouting distance of this marker); Birch's Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Sallie Jones Atkinson
Boydton Plank Rd & Old Stage Rd (facing south). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 21, 2009
2. Boydton Plank Rd & Old Stage Rd (facing south).
(approx. 4 miles away); Birthplace of Roger Atkinson Pryor (approx. 4 miles away); Sapony Episcopal Church (approx. 5 miles away); Ebenezer Academy (approx. 5.7 miles away); Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (1818-1907) (approx. 5.9 miles away); Sturgeon Creek (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warfield.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
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 661 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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