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

Marlfield

 
 
Marlfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
1. Marlfield Marker
Inscription. A mile and a half west is the site of Marlfield, an eighteenth-century dwelling built by the Buckner family. It was purchased in 1782 by William Jones, who gave the house its name. Jones was among the first Virginia planters to use marl in his agricultural practices. His descendants sold Marlfield in 1906 but retained ownership of the nearby family cemetery. Marlfield had fallen into ruins by the mid-twentieth century.
 
Erected 2008 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number N-66.)
 
Location. 37° 27.131′ N, 76° 35.756′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is on U.S. 17 0.1 miles north of Enos Road (Route 613), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gloucester VA 23061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Poplar Spring Church (was approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Gloucester Hall (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bethel Baptist Church (approx. 3 miles away); Indian Princess Pocahontas (approx. 4.1 miles away); Gloucester Courthouse (approx. 4.1 miles away); Cappahosic (approx. 4.1 miles away); Walter Reed Birthplace (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Birdsall Building (approx. 4.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
 
Also see . . .  How is marl formed - Ask a Scientist. (Submitted on May 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. AgricultureCemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,186 times since then and 47 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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