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

Lancaster County / Richmond County

Area 130 Square Miles / Area 204 Square Miles

 
 
Lancaster County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
1. Lancaster County Face of Marker
Inscription. Lancaster County. Area 130 square miles. Formed in 1652, and named for Lancaster, England. Ancient Christ Church and Epping Forest, birthplace of Washington’s Mother, are in this county.

Richmond County. Area 204 square miles. Formed in 1692 from old Rappahannock County, and named for the town of Richmond, Surrey, England. Sabine Hall and Mt. Arie, noted old homes, are in this county.
 
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z-3.)
 
Location. 37° 49.842′ N, 76° 34.614′ W. Marker is near Farnham, Virginia, in Lancaster County. Marker is on History Land Highway / Mary Ball Road (Virginia Route 3) just west of River Road (Virginia Route 354), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at Chinns Pond. Marker is in this post office area: Farnham VA 22460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bewdley (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cyrus Griffin’s Birthplace (approx. 2.7 miles away); Northern Neck Industrial Academy (approx. 2.7 miles away); Birthplace of Washington’s Mother (approx. 4 miles away); Trade Routes
Richmond County face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
2. Richmond County face of Marker
(approx. 4.1 miles away); North Farnham Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); St. Mary’s White Chapel (approx. 4.9 miles away); St. Mary’s Whitechapel (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farnham.
 
More about this marker. Marker has been mounted backwards on its pole. It is supposed to announce the county the driver is entering, not the one he or she is leaving.
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
View Towards Richmond County image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
3. View Towards Richmond County
View Towards Lancaster County image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 5, 2009
4. View Towards Lancaster County
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 714 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 24, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of Sabine Hall and Mt. Arie • Can you help?
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