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Southern Branch Chapel / Battle of Great Bridge / Wilson Family

 
 
Southern Branch Chapel / Battle of Great Bridge / Wilson Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 28, 2011
1. Southern Branch Chapel / Battle of Great Bridge / Wilson Family Marker
Inscription.
Site of
Southern Branch Chapel
A Chapel of ease of the Anglican Church
for the
Elizabeth River Parish 1701 - 1761
St. Brides Parish 1761 - 1845

Encampment area for American Patriots
Battle of Great Bridge
December 1775

First land battle for the American Revolution fought in Virginia

Residence of the
Wilson Family
who on 24 February 1855
gave one hundred and seventy-five acres
to the overseers of the poor of
Norfolk County
which is now the
Civic Center
of the
City of Chesapeake
 
Erected 1977 by Norfolk County Historical Society of Chesapeake Virginia.
 
Location. 36° 42.955′ N, 76° 14.347′ W. Marker is in Chesapeake, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of South Battlefield Boulevard (Virginia Route 168) and Cedar Road (Virginia Route 165), on the right when traveling south on South Battlefield Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 238 S Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake VA 23322, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Great Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Planning a Canal (approx.
Cedar Rd & S Battlefield Blvd image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 28, 2011
2. Cedar Rd & S Battlefield Blvd
0.4 miles away); The Marshall Family (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Great Bridge DAR Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Great Bridge Marshall Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Billy Flora (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil War Anchor (approx. 0.4 miles away); Father & Son Canal Builders (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesapeake.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 761 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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