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Claremont in Surry County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Claremont

 
 
Claremont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
1. Claremont Marker
Inscription. The Quiyoughcohannock Indian village nearby was first visited by English settlers in May, 1607. The first land patent at Claremont was 200 acres granted to George Harrison in 1621. Arthur Allen, who built the house now known as Bacon's Castle, first purchased land here in 1656. The estate was called "Cleremont" by William Allen by 1793, and Claremont Manor was probably built by him after 1754. Situated on land that had been part of the Allen estate, the town of Claremont was incorporated in 1886.
 
Erected 1983 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number K 225.)
 
Location. 37° 13.106′ N, 76° 58.051′ W. Marker is in Claremont, Virginia, in Surry County. Marker is at the intersection of Cabin Point Road (Virginia Route 613) and Spring Grove Road (Virginia Route 646), on the right when traveling north on Cabin Point Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Claremont VA 23899, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Claremont School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quioughcohanach Indians (approx. 0.7 miles away); Swann’s Point (approx. 3.7 miles away);
Cabin Point Rd & Spring Grove Rd image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
2. Cabin Point Rd & Spring Grove Rd
Wakefield and Pipsico (approx. 3.7 miles away); Temperance Industrial and Collegiate Institute (approx. 3.7 miles away); Cabin Point (approx. 4.2 miles away); Paspahegh Indians (approx. 5.4 miles away); Piney Grove and E. A. Saunders (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Claremont.
 
Also see . . .  Town of Claremont History. Surry County, Virginia, Historical Society and Museums, Inc. (Submitted on September 22, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 619 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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