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Tappahannock in Essex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Tappahannock

 
 
Historic Tappahannock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
1. Historic Tappahannock Marker
Inscription. The town was founded in 1680 under the name of Hobbs His Hole. In 1682, a port was established here and called New Plymouth. In 1808, the name was changed to Tappahannock. The British Admiral Cockburn shelled the town, December 1, 1814. An old customs house and a debtors' jail are here.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number N 21.)
 
Location. 37° 55.813′ N, 76° 51.496′ W. Marker is in Tappahannock, Virginia, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Queen Street (U.S. 360) and Newbill Drive (Virginia Route T-1013), on the left when traveling east on Queen Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tappahannock VA 22560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. British Raid on Tappahannock / The War of 1812 (a few steps from this marker); Enduring Records (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ritchie's Birthplace (about 700 feet away); Essex County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Moore Tidewater Musician (approx. 0.2 miles away); Toppahanock Indian Village
Queen Street (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
2. Queen Street (facing east)
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Hutchinson Tract (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pollinators (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tappahannock.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historical Walking Tour of Tappahannock. (Submitted on December 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Tappahannock Historic District (PDF file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on December 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Essex County Museum & Historical Society. (Submitted on December 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Queen Street (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
3. Queen Street (facing west)
Rappahannock River Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
4. Rappahannock River Bridge
Rappahannock River image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
5. Rappahannock River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 825 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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