“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Charles City in Charles City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Wryanoke & Parrish Hill

Charles City County, Virginia

Wryanoke & Parrish Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 23, 2012
1. Wryanoke & Parrish Hill Marker
Inscription. The Weanoc Indians gave this area its name. The Minge family settled much of the Weyanoke peninsula during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Landmarks have included Weyanoke Parish Church, Tyler’s Mill, a steamboat landing, a post office at Yeardley’s and St. Thomas Chapel (1845-1922) of Westover Parish, later known as Mapsico Church, the second sanctuary being built in 1856. Prominent area homes include Kittiewan, North Bend, Upper Weyanoke and Weyanoke. The Parrish Hill community, also known as Jamestown, developed along the creek named for the Parrish Hill Church (est. 1873) and Parrish Hill School (est.1874), whose 1917 building was constructed with the assistance of the Rosenwald Fund. Area homes have included Edge Hill and Burlington, built by the Major family and later the home of John Munford Gregory, Governor of Virginia (1842-43). The area also includes the archaeological landmark site of the home of Aaron Hilton, a freedman renowned for his knowledge of the care of sheep.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
Location. 37° 20.148′ N, 77° 3.084′ W. Marker is in Charles City, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Route 5 and Virginia Route 619 on State Route 5. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles City VA 23030, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Bend (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper Weyanoke (within shouting distance of this marker); Kittiewan and Doctor Rickman (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hope & Court House (approx. one mile away); Three Courthouse Essentials (approx. 1.2 miles away); America’s 3rd Oldest Courthouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Shifting Ground (approx. 1.2 miles away); Charles City C. H. (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles City.
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