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Stratford in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stratford Landing: Significant Events

 
 
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By Paul Jordan, August 2, 2010
1. Stratford Landing: Significant Events Marker
Inscription. In 1744 the Lancaster Commission, headed by Thomas Lee and William Beverley, set forth from Stratford Landing to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to treat with the Chiefs of the Iroquois. Lee’s knowledge of the Indians and his arbitration skills contributed greatly to the resulting “Treaty of Lancaster” which transferred Indian ancestral rights to the colonies of Virginia and Pennsylvania and opened the Northwest Territory beyond the Alleghenies to settlement by the English.

In April 1781, landing crews from the HMS Savage and HMS Best Bower and sloops Swift and Rambler destroyed and looted plantations and tobacco warehouses along the Potomac. On April 9, the Westmoreland Militia, led by Lt. Richard Henry Lee, repulsed a British landing party that attempted to reach the shore at Stratford, killing and wounding several sailors.
 
Location. 38° 9.774′ N, 76° 49.913′ W. Marker is in Stratford, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker can be reached from Great House Road. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of Stratford Hall Plantation, the birthplace of Robert E. Lee. The historic site is on Stratford Hall Road (VA Highway 214), on the left when traveling east. The site is open to the public, for a fee. Marker is in this post office area: Stratford VA 22558, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Stratford Landing: Significant Events Marker and Stratford Mill image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, August 2, 2010
2. Stratford Landing: Significant Events Marker and Stratford Mill
At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Landing: Gateway to the World (here, next to this marker); The Stratford Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Controlling the Water Supply to the Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stratford Cliffs (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clifts Plantation Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clifts Plantation Burial Ground (approx. 0.4 miles away); Slave Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Oval Site (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stratford.
 
Also see . . .  Stratford Hall Historic Site. (Submitted on August 15, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..)
 
Additional keywords. Robert E. Lee, Stratford Hall Plantation
 
Categories. Colonial EraWaterways & Vessels
 
Stratford Hall image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, August 2, 2010
3. Stratford Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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