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West Point in King William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

King William County / King and Queen County

 
 
King William County (obverse) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
1. King William County (obverse)
Inscription. (Obverse)
King William County
Area 263 Square Miles

Formed in 1701 from King and Queen, and named for King William III. Here lived Carter Braxton, signer of the Declaration of Independence.

(Reverse)
King and Queen County
Area 320 Square Miles

Formed in 1691 from New Kent, and named for King William III and Queen Mary. The family of George Rogers Clark long lived in this county.
 
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z-26.)
 
Location. 37° 32.292′ N, 76° 47.655′ W. Marker is in West Point, Virginia, in King William County. Marker is at the intersection of 14th Street (Virginia Route 33) and Chelsea Road, on the right when traveling east on 14th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point VA 23181, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Treaty of 1646 (a few steps from this marker); Indians Poisoned At Peace Meeting (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller (approx. ľ mile away); Home of Signer
King and Queen County Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
2. King and Queen County Marker (reverse)
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Elthamís Landing (approx. 2.3 miles away); Eltham (approx. 2.4 miles away); Peninsular Campaign (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPolitical Subdivisions
 
Rt 33 (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
3. Rt 33 (facing west)
Rt 33 (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
4. Rt 33 (facing east)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 584 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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