“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Caret in Essex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Old Rappahannock Courthouse

Old Rappahannock Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, October 13, 2007
1. Old Rappahannock Courthouse Marker
Inscription. About half a mile northeast stood the old courthouse and clerk’s office of Rappahannock County, 1665–1693. To this courthouse Thomas Goodrich and Benjamin Goodrich, ordered to appear with halters around their necks, came to express their penitence for taking part in Bacon’s Rebellion in l676.
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number N-18.)
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 37° 58.932′ N, 76° 57.575′ W. Marker was in Caret, Virginia, in Essex County. Marker was on Tidewater Trail (U.S. 17) north of Old Courthouse Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Caret VA 22436, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Gouldborough Plantation (approx. 2 miles away); Fonthill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Rappahannock Indian Migration (approx. 3˝ miles away); Bountiful Marshes (approx. 4.4 miles away); Rivers of Grass (approx. 4.9 miles away); National Wildlife System (approx. 5 miles away); Pollinators (approx. 5 miles away); Hutchinson Tract (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Caret.
More about this marker. This marker is no longer listed in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources listings. It is not known when it was damaged/stolen/removed.
Additional comments.
1. Sign no longer present
My wife and I bought the property last year and were surprised to learn that the marker would have been on our land. Sadly, it's not here any longer, but we would gladly host it again.
    — Submitted July 10, 2016, by Tony Dunsworth of Tappahannock, Virginia.

Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,285 times since then and 17 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 21, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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