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

Cappahosic

 
 
Cappahosic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
1. Cappahosic Marker
Inscription. Seven and one-half miles southwest is Cappahosic, where a ferry was established early in the eighteenth century. On the old charts, this indian district lay between Werowocomoco and Timberneck Creek. Powhatan is said to have offered it to Capt. John Smith for "two great guns and a grindstone". John Stubbs patented the Cappahosic Tract in 1652 and 1702 and a few years later built "Cappahosic House", which has clipped gables and inside chimneys with eight unique corner fireplaces.
 
Erected 1948 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Q 10A.)
 
Location. 37° 24.987′ N, 76° 32.235′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is at the intersection of Business US 17 and Belroi Road, in the median on Business US 17. 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 walking distance of this marker. Gloucester Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Indian Princess Pocahontas (a few steps from this marker); The Birdsall Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); To the Confederate Dead of Gloucester (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Main St & Belroi Rd image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
2. Main St & Belroi Rd
Werowocomoco (approx. 0.4 miles away); Court House (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memoriam John Clayton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gloucester in the Civil War (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsWaterways & Vessels
 
Cappahosic House image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
3. Cappahosic House
 
 
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 1,097 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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