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

Carter's Grove

Carter's Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
1. Carter's Grove Marker
Inscription. During the 17th century Carter's Grove was part of the Martin's Hundred Plantation. In the early 1720's, Robert "King" Carter purchased it and later named the tract Carter's Grove. Between 1730 and 1735 Carter Burwell, grandson of Robert "King" Carter, built the Carter's Grove mansion, a famous example of colonial Virginia plantation architecture. Burwell hired brickmason David Minitree to make and lay brick; he brought Richard Bayliss, and English joiner, to Virginia to execute the interior woodwork, some of the handsomest of the area. The house stood almost unaltered until 1928 when it was renovated and enlarged by the architect W. Duncan Lee.
Erected by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-50.)
Location. 37° 12.664′ N, 76° 37.057′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Pocahontas Trail (Virginia Route 60), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trebell's Landing (here, next to this marker); Martin's Hundred (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Martin's Hundred Church
Carter's Grove image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, circa after 1933
2. Carter's Grove
(about 500 feet away); Community of Grove (approx. 0.8 miles away); Homestead by the Main Road (approx. 2.4 miles away); Master and Slaves (approx. 2.4 miles away); A Large Brick Kitchen (approx. 2.4 miles away); Largest and Most Valuable Estate in the County (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
Also see . . .
1. Description of Carter's Grove from the National Parks Service. (Submitted on July 25, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Documentation from the Historic American Buildings Survey. The records for this site are quite extensive, with 27 drawings and 84 photographs. (Submitted on July 25, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.) 
Categories. Antebellum South, USColonial EraNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,171 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 24, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on July 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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