Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Charles City in Charles City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Barnetts

Charles City County, Virginia

 
 
Barnetts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 26, 2010
1. Barnetts Marker
Inscription. This community acquired its name from the Barnett family and was once a major commercial center for the western end of the county. The area has been served by the post offices of Bradley's Store (1879-1911) and Barnett's (est. 1911). At the time of the Civil War, the area east of Bradley's Store was known as Freetown. Landmarks have included Salem Methodist Church (1810-1948), Gillfield Baptist Church (est. 1884), two blacksmith shops, a stave saw mill, the one-room Barnetts and Waterloo schools, the Waterloo Pottery, two auto dealerships, an undertaker and several stores, including the old Adams grocery store. The area was also home to the Charles City County Canning Company, maker of 5 C's Tomatoes. Rev. Edward Folkes, a founder of Salem Church , resided in this vicinity. Prominent homes of Barnetts include Broomfield , Rural Shades, a home of the Adams family, and West Garden , originally known as Aspen Grove. This area was formerly the site of Montpelier , the magnificent home of the Ladds, a prominent Quaker family.
 
Erected by Charles City County.
 
Location. 37° 21.889′ N, 77° 9.487′ W. Marker is near Charles City, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker is on Barnetts Road (Virginia Route 609) 0.2 miles
Barnetts Road (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 26, 2010
2. Barnetts Road (facing north)
south of Church Lane (Virginia Route 607), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles City VA 23030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salem Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Westover Church (approx. 2 miles away); Evelynton (approx. 2.4 miles away); Herring Creek (approx. 2.7 miles away); Stuart's Ride (approx. 2.8 miles away); First English Thanksgiving in Virginia (approx. 2.9 miles away); Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing (approx. 2.9 miles away); Westover (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles City.
 
Also see . . .  Charles City County Historical Markers. (Submitted on March 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Barnetts Road (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 26, 2010
3. Barnetts Road (facing south)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 643 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
Paid Advertisement