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

Gloucester County / Mathews County

 
 
Gloucester County Marker (obverse) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
1. Gloucester County Marker (obverse)
Inscription. (Obverse)
Gloucester County
Area 223 Square Miles

Formed in 1651 from York, and named for Gloucester County, England. Bacon the Rebel died in this county, 1676. Gloucester Point was the outpost of Cornwallis at Yorktown, 1781.

(Reverse)
Mathews County
Area 94 Square Miles

Formed in 1790 from Gloucester, and named for Colonel Thomas Mathews, Revolutionary soldier. Gwynn's Island, from which Dunmore was driven in 1776, is here.
 
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z-252.)
 
Location. 37° 29.722′ N, 76° 26.618′ W. Marker is in Dutton, Virginia, in Mathews County. Marker is on Dutton Road (Virginia Route 198) 0.1 miles west of Holland Point Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dutton VA 23050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mathews County (approx. 2 miles away); Fort Nonsense (approx. 2 miles away); By Land And By Sea (approx. 2 miles away); Field Fortifications (approx. 2
Mathews County Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
2. Mathews County Marker (reverse)
miles away); a different marker also named Fort Nonsense (approx. 2 miles away); Civil War In Mathews County (approx. 2 miles away); John Clayton, Botanist (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Civil War In Mathews County (approx. 2 miles away).
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Dutton Rd (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
3. Dutton Rd (facing east)
Dutton Rd (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
4. Dutton Rd (facing west)
 
 
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 569 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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