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Near Charles City in Charles City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Quaker Settlement - Adkins Store

Charles City County, Virginia

 
 
Old Quaker Settlement - Adkins Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 7, 2010
1. Old Quaker Settlement - Adkins Store Marker
Inscription. This community was the site of a Quaker settlement in the eighteenth century and the Weyanoke Quaker Meeting House and graveyard. The meetinghouse was the Upper Quarter gathering place for the Yearly Meeting of Virginia Quaker. The area has since become the center for the Chickahominy Tribal community. Landmarks have included Ladd's Store, Charles City Poor House, Hopewell Methodist Protestant Church (1835-72) and the home of Rev. John Bowry, the birth site of missionary Lott Cary. Area homes include Willow Banks and Portobello, a home of the Ladd family. One prominent local minister, Rev. D. W. Cotman, pastored three churches in this vicinity. Residents of the neighborhood established Cedar Grove Church (est. 1874) and Samaria , first established in 1845 and reorganized in 1901 as the church of the Chickahominy Indian Tribe. The community was served by three schools, Alpine, Bethel and Samaria , and Adkins Store, earlier known as Binn's Store. The area was briefly served by the Thera post office.
 
Erected by Charles City County.
 
Location. 37° 23.634′ N, 77° 5.827′ W. Marker is near Charles City, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker is at the intersection of Lott Cary Road (Virginia Route 602) and Adkins
Lott Cary Road & Adkins Store Road image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 7, 2010
2. Lott Cary Road & Adkins Store Road
Road (Virginia Route 618) on Lott Cary Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9900 Lott Cary Road, Charles City VA 23030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stuart's Ride (approx. 1.1 miles away); John Smith Captured by Virginia Indians (approx. 2 miles away); Lott Cary Birthplace (approx. 2.4 miles away); Dedicated To Learning (approx. 3.5 miles away); Ruthville (approx. 3.5 miles away); Charles City C. H. (approx. 3.7 miles away); Greenway (approx. 3.8 miles away); America’s 3rd Oldest Courthouse (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,291 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 10, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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