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

The Brick House

 
 
The Brick House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
1. The Brick House Marker
Inscription. A short distance south stood the Brick House. In 1677, at the end of Bacon's Rebellion, the rebel leaders, Drummond and Lawrence, were at Brick House when West Point surrendered to Berkeley. They fled, Drummond to be caught and executed, Lawrence never to be heard of again. In August, 1716, Governor Alexander Spotswood crossed the river there on his western expedition.
 
Erected 1934 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number WO 33.)
 
Location. 37° 31.185′ N, 76° 49.909′ 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. New Kent County (here, next to this marker); Peninsular Campaign (here, next to this marker); Eltham (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Elthamís Landing (approx. 0.8 miles away); Home of Signer (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller
The Brick House Marker on Eltham Road. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
2. The Brick House Marker on Eltham Road.
(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.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
Brick House Point. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2009
3. Brick House Point.
The Brick House Site. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2009
4. The Brick House Site.
 
 
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 1,018 times since then and 27 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.   3, 4. submitted on April 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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