Newtown in King and Queen County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1981. (Marker Number OB-9.)
Location. 37° 54.813′ N, 77° 7.671′ W. Marker is in Newtown, Virginia, in King and Queen County. Marker is at the intersection of Newtown Road (Virginia Route 721) and Byrd's Mill Road (Virginia Route 625) on Newtown Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newtown VA 23126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Park Church (here, next to this marker); Clark Home (approx. 8.7 miles away); Apple Tree Church (approx. 8.7 miles away); Cavalry Raids (approx. 9.1 miles away); Montville Fonthill (approx. 10.1 miles away); Mount Pleasant (approx. 10½ miles away); Mangohick Church (approx. 10.7 miles away).
Regarding Newtown. "The first mention of Newtown in the official records of the war is by General George Pickett on June 3, 1863: "I received a message from General Lee to send eight wagons and a guard to Newton for some corn. I know of no such place." Pickett called his commander's attention to the crossroads, Newtown, and was immediately ordered there to meet an expected attack by Federal columns from both Aylett and Tappahannock. From their deployment at Newtown on June 5, Pickett's Division began the long march that carried it to a tragic end at Gettysburg." National Register of Historic Places
Also see . . .
1. Newtown Historic District. King and Queen County (Submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Newtown Historic District (PDF file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 823 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.