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Near Yorktown in York County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bellfield Plantation

 
 
Bellfield Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 21, 2009
1. Bellfield Plantation Marker
Inscription. The Bellfield house site and graveyard are located some 300 yards to the east. This was the home of two early Virginia governors, Captain John West in 1632 and Edward Digges who bought the property from West in 1650. Here Digges produced superior tobacco and led attempts to develop silk culture in the colony.
 
Location. 37° 16.357′ N, 76° 34.777′ W. Marker is near Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker can be reached from Colonial National Historic Parkway 2.1 miles west of Mason Row, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yorktown VA 23691, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cheatham Annex (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathaniel Bacon (approx. ¼ mile away); Ringfield Plantation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Indian Field Creek (approx. 1.3 miles away); Powhatan's Village (approx. 1.4 miles away); York River (approx. 2.1 miles away); Naval Weapons Station (approx. 2.5 miles away); Powhatan’s Chimney (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Also see . . .  Colonial Parkway. Colonial National Historical Park (Submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Bellfield Plantation site on the York River image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 21, 2009
2. Bellfield Plantation site on the York River
 
 
Categories. AgricultureCemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era
 
Bellfield Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey
3. Bellfield Cemetery
Digges Road vicinity, Yorktown vicinity, York County, VA. [HABS VA,100-YORK.V,4-]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,965 times since then and 291 times this year. Last updated on January 18, 2011, by John D. Crim, II of New Market, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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