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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Richmond County, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Richmond County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Richmond County, VA (16) Essex County, VA (39) Lancaster County, VA (35) Middlesex County, VA (69) Northumberland County, VA (43) Westmoreland County, VA (103)  RichmondCounty(16) Richmond County (16)  EssexCounty(39) Essex County (39)  LancasterCounty(35) Lancaster County (35)  MiddlesexCounty(69) Middlesex County (69)  NorthumberlandCounty(43) Northumberland County (43)  WestmorelandCounty(103) Westmoreland County (103)
Warsaw is the county seat for Richmond County
Adjacent to Richmond County, Virginia
      Essex County (39)  
      Lancaster County (35)  
      Middlesex County (69)  
      Northumberland County (43)  
      Westmoreland County (103)  
 
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1Virginia, Richmond County, Farnham — J-78 — Cyrus Griffin’s Birthplace
Four and a half miles southwest was born Cyrus Griffin, July 16, 1748. Educated in England, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates, 1777–8, 1786–7. He was a member of the Continental Congress, 1787–1788., in which last year . . . Map (db m23569) HM
2Virginia, Richmond County, Farnham — J-77 — North Farnham Church
This is the church of North Farnham Parish, built about 1737. In 1814, a skirmish was fought here between the raiders from Admiral Cockburn’s British fleet and Virginia militia; bullet holes are still visible in the walls. The church was used as a . . . Map (db m23606) HM
3Virginia, Richmond County, Farnham — J-99 — Northern Neck Industrial Academy
The Northern Neck Baptist Association established the Northern Neck Industrial Academy in 1898 through financial contributions from local black Baptist churches. The academy opened approximately three miles to the west on Route 608 at Oak Hill Farm . . . Map (db m23587) HM
4Virginia, Richmond County, Farnham — Veterans Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the men and women of Calvary United Methodist Church who served their country. United States Merchant Marine Gustaves A. Wagnor • William F. Schools United States Marine Corps James H. Rock • . . . Map (db m176084) WM
5Virginia, Richmond County, Warsaw — Exterior Design
Menokin is the result of a unique collaboration between John Tayloe II of nearby Mount Airy and Francis Lightfoot Lee, the husband of Tayloe's daughter Rebecca. Instead of the cash dowry he bestowed on the husbands of seven other daughters, . . . Map (db m176461) HM
6Virginia, Richmond County, Warsaw — Francis Lightfoot Lee's Menokin
Menokin was built c. 1769 on the occasion of the marriage of Francis Lightfoot Lee and Rebecca Tayloe. Rebecca was the daughter of John Tayloe II, who built neighboring Mount Airy. John Tayloe II gave the couple the large plantation on Cat Point . . . Map (db m176456) HM
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7Virginia, Richmond County, Warsaw — Hon. William Atkinson Jones
In memory of the Honorable William Atkinson Jones, March 21, 1849 – April 17, 1918. United States Congress, First District of Virginia, 1890–1918. Author, Philippine Independence Bill, 1916. Dedicated June 20, 1926; the gift . . . Map (db m23532) HM
8Virginia, Richmond County, Warsaw — J-73 — Menokin
Near here is Menokin, home of Francis Lightfoot Lee, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Lee was a member of the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1779 and died at Menokin in 1797.Map (db m129032) HM
9Virginia, Richmond County, Warsaw — Outbuildings Reported damaged
Menokin originally consisted of the main house, two flanking dependencies, and various other outbuildings. The idea of a main house balanced by two identical dependencies was a scheme popularized by 16th century Italian architect . . . Map (db m176460) HM
10Virginia, Richmond County, Warsaw — JT-10 — Rappahannock Indians
Prior to the 17th century, the Rappahannock Indians maintained seasonal residences on the banks of the Totuskey Creek. The fished for spawning shad and herring each spring, trapping fish in weirs in the creek’s narrows and preparing them for the . . . Map (db m23568) HM
11Virginia, Richmond County, Warsaw — Richmond County Courthouse1748 - 1749 — Celebrading Two hundred and fifty years —
Authorized by Richmond County Court Justices. Built by Landon Carter.Map (db m176087) HM
12Virginia, Richmond County, Warsaw — O-2 — Saint John’s Church
Built in 1835, this church replaced the Lunenburg Parish Lower Church (ca. 1732), abandoned after the American Revolution and the disestablishment of the Anglican Church. Different denominations occupied some colonial Anglican churches; others fell . . . Map (db m23530) HM
13Virginia, Richmond County, Warsaw — The Remembrance Structure
Descendant Collective Mission: From 1769 to 1865, Menokin was residence to over 200 enslaved people. From the Lees to the Hardwoods, each family that owned Menokin was dependent on the forced labor of these enslaved men, women, and children . . . Map (db m176457) HM
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14Virginia, Richmond County, Warsaw — The Terraces
Here on the south side of Menokin are remnants of a complex system of terraces that fall toward Cat Point Creek, approximately ¼ of a mile away. The terraces provided an unobstructed view of the water and a transition between the house and the . . . Map (db m176458) HM
15Virginia, Richmond County, Warsaw — Veterans Memorial
In honor of Richmond County veterans who served in the defense of their country, and with grateful appreciation for those who made the supreme sacrifice.Map (db m176086) WM
16Virginia, Richmond County, Warsaw — O-46 — Warsaw
When Richmond County was formed in 1692, this place became the county seat and was known as Richmond (County) Courthouse. The present courthouse building was erected in 1748–49. The village was renamed Warsaw about 1846 in sympathy with the . . . Map (db m23341) HM
 
 
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Feb. 5, 2023