“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Heathsville, Virginia

Clickable Map of Northumberland County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Northumberland County, VA (43) Accomack County, VA (134) Lancaster County, VA (35) Richmond County, VA (16) Westmoreland County, VA (103) Somerset County, MD (37) St. Mary s County, MD (297)  NorthumberlandCounty(43) Northumberland County (43)  AccomackCounty(134) Accomack County (134)  LancasterCounty(35) Lancaster County (35)  RichmondCounty(16) Richmond County (16)  WestmorelandCounty(103) Westmoreland County (103)  SomersetCountyMaryland(37) Somerset County (37)  St.Mary'sCounty(297) St. Mary's County (297)
Heathsville is the county seat for Northumberland County
Heathsville is in Northumberland County
      Northumberland County (43)  
      Accomack County (134)  
      Lancaster County (35)  
      Richmond County (16)  
      Westmoreland County (103)  
      Somerset County, Maryland (37)  
      St. Mary's County, Maryland (297)  
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1 Virginia, Northumberland County, Heathsville — O-74 — First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church, the earliest African American Baptist congregation in Northumberland County, originated in 1866 when black members of Coan Baptist Church began holding worship services at the home of Alexander Day. They later worshiped at . . . Map (db m176493) HM
2 Virginia, Northumberland County, Heathsville — O-73 — Freedom for Slaves of Robert Carter III
On 5 Sept. 1791, Robert Carter III (1728-1804), one of the wealthiest men in the United States, filed a deed of manumission at the Northumberland County Courthouse. This document eventually freed more than 500 enslaved African Americans owned by . . . Map (db m99410) HM
3 Virginia, Northumberland County, Heathsville — O-65 — John Heath
John Heath was born on 8 May 1758 in Northumberland County. He attended William & Mary College and on 5 Dec. 1776, he and four of his classmates founded Phi Beta Kappa, a prestigious undergraduate honors organization. He became its first president. . . . Map (db m22550) HM
4 Virginia, Northumberland County, Heathsville — Korean and Vietnam Wars Memorial
A tribute to those from Northumberland County who lost their lives in Korean War Ellis L. Deihl • Levin F. Fisher • Stewart C. Lewis, Jr. • John M. Wildy • Thomas B. Wootteon Vietnam War Hovey R. Curry • William L. . . . Map (db m176496) WM
5 Virginia, Northumberland County, Heathsville — Northumberland County Confederate Monument
In memory of the soldiers of Northumberland who gave their lives for the cause of their native state and the South. This monument is erected by the Ladies Memorial Association of Northumberland County Capt. R. H. Hall. • Lieut. T. H. Cox. . . . Map (db m76413) WM
6 Virginia, Northumberland County, Heathsville — Northumberland County Jail1839
A contributing building to the designation of Heathsville as a historic district by the Commonwealth of Virginia and its placement on the National Register of Historic Places 1992Map (db m176497) HM
7 Virginia, Northumberland County, Heathsville — Northumberland Courthouse Square
This site first patented in 1663 was the site of the first courthouse built c.1681. The present courthouse built in 1851 is the third on this site.Map (db m76414) HM WM
8 Virginia, Northumberland County, Heathsville — O-60 — Rice’s Hotel / Hughlett’s Tavern
Originally known as Hughlett’s Tavern, this building, located behind the courthouse, served visitors to court for more than 150 years. John Hughlett erected the original portion of the tavern before 1795. Griffin H. Foushee, who purchased it in . . . Map (db m22709) HM
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9 Virginia, Northumberland County, Heathsville — O-49 — St. Stephen’s Parish
Formed in 1653 as Chickacone Parish and renamed Fairfield in 1664. The upper part was known locally as Bowtracy Parish. When St. Stephen’s Parish was formed in 1698, Fairfield became its lower part and Bowtracy its upper part.Map (db m22706) HM
10 Virginia, Northumberland County, Heathsville — World War I Memorial★ 1917 ★ 1918 ★
★ ★ ★ We, the people of Northumberland County, as a lasting expression of our gratitude and affection have dedicated this memorial as a testimonial to the young men of this county who in a spirit of unselfish patriotism answered . . . Map (db m176498) WM
11 Virginia, Northumberland County, Heathsville — World War II Memorial
A tribute to those from Northumberland County who lost their lives in World War II Hubert Banks • S. Frederick Biddlecomb • C. Campbell Brann • Arthur Bryant • J. Preston Bryant • E. Hugh Cockrell • Albert J. Crabbe • Cecil . . . Map (db m176494) WM
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May. 27, 2024