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Suffolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sleepy Hole Ferry

 
 
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By James Thomson
1. Sleepy Hole Ferry Marker
Inscription. Three miles east, Benedict Arnold, returning from his Richmond raid, crossed the river there, January 16, 1781; Cornwallis, going to Portsmouth, crossed there in July 1781.
 
Erected 1948 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number K 256.)
 
Location. 36° 49.426′ N, 76° 30.029′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Nansemond Parkway (Virginia Route 337) and Kings Highway (Virginia Highway 125), on the right on Nansemond Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3102 Kings Highway, Suffolk VA 23435, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yeates School (here, next to this marker); Bennett's Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hargrove's Tavern (approx. mile away); Glebe Church (approx. mile away); James Bowser, Revolutionary Soldier (approx. 0.3 miles away); Florence Graded School (approx. half a mile away); James Bowser Plantation (approx. 1.5 miles away); Revolutionary Camp (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffolk.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
Sleepy Hole Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson
2. Sleepy Hole Ferry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2011, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2011, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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