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Near Hudgins in Mathews County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Cricket Hill

 
 
Battle of Cricket Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
1. Battle of Cricket Hill Marker
Inscription. On the shore here General Andrew Lewis, commanding the Virginia forces, erected a battery facing a stockaded camp on Gwynn's Island established by Governor Lord Dunmore, July, 1776. The fire from this point, Cricket Hill, damaged the camp and the British ships and forced the evacuation of the island. A little later Dunmore put out to sea.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number N-85.)
 
Location. 37° 29.156′ N, 76° 18.561′ W. Marker is near Hudgins, Virginia, in Mathews County. Marker is at the intersection of Cricket Hill Road (Virginia Route 223) and Mill Point Road (Virginia Route 669), on the right when traveling north on Cricket Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hudgins VA 23076, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fitchett's Wharf (approx. 3 miles away); Kingston Parish Glebe (approx. 3.5 miles away); Captain Sally L. Tompkins, C.S.A. (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mathews County Courthouse Square (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mathews County Confederate Monument
Cricket Hill Rd & Mill Point Rd (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
2. Cricket Hill Rd & Mill Point Rd (facing north)
(approx. 3.7 miles away); Civil War In Mathews County (approx. 3.7 miles away); Fort Cricket Hill (approx. 3.7 miles away); Oyster Tonging (approx. 4.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 972 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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