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Fort Eustis in Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Glebe Lands

 
 
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By Kevin W., January 7, 2016
1. Glebe Lands Marker
Inscription. In conjunction with a brick church of the Anglican faith, which stood near this spot in 1660, Glebe lands were set aside for the clergy during their incumbency. The congregation worked the lands, raised cattle and hogs, and stocked the necessary building. Under act of assembly Glebe lands were ordered dissolved after the Revolutionary War, and in 1804 Matthew Drewry bought 53 acres in Mulberry Island for 16 shillings per acre.
 
Erected by Corporation of Newport News, Virginia.
 
Location. 37° 9.794′ N, 76° 34.748′ W. Marker is in Fort Eustis, Virginia, in Newport News. Marker is on Monroe Avenue just north of Dillon Circle, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Eustis VA 23604, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Lee’s Mill (approx. ¾ mile away); Lee’s Mill (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Lee’s Mill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fortification Design (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Warwick-Yorktown Line (approx. 0.8 miles away); Union Occupation (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Warwick River (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lee’s Mill Earthworks (approx. 0.9 miles away).
 
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Glebe Lands Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 7, 2016
2. Glebe Lands Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 23, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 23, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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