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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Heathsville, Virginia
Location of Heathsville, Virginia
► Northumberland County (23) ► Accomack County (122) ► Lancaster County (27) ► Richmond County (9) ► Westmoreland County (83) ► Somerset County, Maryland (37) ► St. Mary's County, Maryland (269)
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|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|
|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|
In memory of
the soldiers of
who gave their lives for the
cause of their
and the South.
is erected by the
Capt. R. H. Hall. . . . — — Map (db m76413) WM|
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|
|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|
|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|