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Near West Point in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Eltham

 
 
Eltham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
1. Eltham Marker
Inscription. Eltham, a mile north, was long the home of the Bassett family and one of the largest and finest colonial houses in Virginia. Burwell Bassett, the owner at the time of the Revolution, was a patriot leader. Washington was a frequent visitor at Eltham and was there in November, 1781, at the deathbed of his stepson, John Parke Custis, a soldier of Yorktown. The old house was burned in 1875; the foundation remains.
 
Erected 1930 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number WO-30.)
 
Location. 37° 31.189′ N, 76° 49.902′ W. Marker is near West Point, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is on Eltham Road (Virginia Route 33) 0.1 miles south of Virginia Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point VA 23181, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peninsular Campaign (here, next to this marker); New Kent County (a few steps from this marker); The Brick House (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Elthamís Landing (approx. 0.8 miles away); Home of Signer (approx.
Eltham Marker on Eltham Road heading south. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
2. Eltham Marker on Eltham Road heading south.
2.1 miles away); Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller (approx. 2.2 miles away); Indians Poisoned At Peace Meeting (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .
1. VintageDesigns.com. Eltham. (Submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Bassett Family Association. Newsletter, May 2005. Bassett family of Eltham, New Kent County, Virginia. (Submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsPatriots & Patriotism
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 919 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on August 13, 2009, by Kathleen Black of Woodbridge, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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