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Birdsnest in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Three Northampton Landmarks

 
 
Three Northampton Landmarks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
1. Three Northampton Landmarks Marker
Inscription. Three miles west stands the third church of Hungars Parish, begun in 1742 and completed by 1751, one of two colonial churches remaining on Virginia's Eastern Shore. The parish built the glebe house or minister's residence, 5.5 miles west, about 1745. Ordered by the state to sell it after disestablishment of the English Church in 1786, the vestry protested and retained custody until 1859. Vaucluse, named for a region of southern France and long the seat of the Upsher family, stands 4.5 miles south of the glebe. Abel Parker Upshur, born there in 1799, served President John Tyler as secretary of state from 1843 until 1844 when a cannon explosion aboard USS Princeton killed him and other officials.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number WY--11.)
 
Location. 37° 25.675′ N, 75° 53.393′ W. Marker is in Birdsnest, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker is on Charles M Lankford Jr. Memorial Highway (U.S. 13) near Traherneville Road (County Route 622), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birdsnest VA 23307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cauldron (approx. 1.8 miles away);
Three Northampton Landmarks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
2. Three Northampton Landmarks Marker
The Quarter Kitchen (approx. 1.8 miles away); Gristmill Grindstones (approx. 1.8 miles away); The African American Almshouse (approx. 1.8 miles away); Northampton County Almshouse At Machipongo (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Barrier Islands Center (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of the Almshouse Farm at Machipongo (approx. 1.8 miles away); Northampton County High School (approx. 2 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
Three Northampton Landmarks Marker, looking southbound along Charles M Lankford Jr. Memorial Highway image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
3. Three Northampton Landmarks Marker, looking southbound along Charles M Lankford Jr. Memorial Highway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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