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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Surry, Virginia

Clickable Map of Surry 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> Surry County, VA (36) Charles City County, VA (75) Isle of Wight County, VA (51) James City County, VA (251) Newport News Ind. City, VA (273) Prince George County, VA (52) Southampton County, VA (27) Sussex County, VA (25)  SurryCounty(36) Surry County (36)  CharlesCityCounty(75) Charles City County (75)  IsleofWightCounty(51) Isle of Wight County (51)  JamesCityCounty(251) James City County (251)  NewportNews(273) Newport News (273)  PrinceGeorgeCounty(52) Prince George County (52)  SouthamptonCounty(27) Southampton County (27)  SussexCounty(25) Sussex County (25)
Surry is the county seat for Surry County
Surry is in Surry County
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      Charles City County (75)  
      Isle of Wight County (51)  
      James City County (251)  
      Newport News (273)  
      Prince George County (52)  
      Southampton County (27)  
      Sussex County (25)  
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1 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — A Final Resting Place for Six Unknown Colonists
Between 2016 and 2018, archaeol ogists of the James River Institute for Archaeology, Inc. (JRIA) conducted archaeological investigations at a nearby property on behalf of Dominion Energy Virginia. One of the archaeological sites (designated . . . Map (db m206264) HM
2 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — K-235 — Bacon’s Castle
This house, just to the north, was built by Arthur Allen in 1655. In Bacon’s Rebellion, 1676, the house was seized by a party of rebels and fortified. On December 29, 1676, it was captured by sailors from a ship in James River who were engaged in . . . Map (db m2698) HM
3 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — Capt. Jacob Faulcon, C.S.A.
. . . Map (db m36053) HM
4 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — 30 — Captain John Smith’s Adventures on the JamesChippokes Plantation State Park — James River beach —
Prior to unloading at Jamestown, the English sailed the James in search of a suitable location. In his account, George Perch recalls crossing to the southern shore on May 5, 1607 at the invitation of a chief he misidentifies as the "Werowance of . . . Map (db m98237) HM
5 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — Chanco
In memory of Chanco The Indian who lived with Richard Pace at Pace’s Paines in this county and who on the night before the massacre of March 22, 1622 informed Pace of Opechancanough’s plot and thus saved the Jamestown Colony . . . Map (db m36052) HM
6 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — K-279 — Chippokes Plantation
This Plantation, four miles to the northeast, was established in 1619 by Captain William Powell of Jamestown. Structures and artifacts on the property reflect plantation life from the early 17th century to the present. Donated to the Commonwealth by . . . Map (db m2686) HM
7 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — K-319 — English Settlement on Gray’s Creek
English settlement along Gray’s Creek began by 1609 when Capt. John Smith ordered a defensive fortification built on the tidal creek opposite Jamestown. Though the English did not finish construction the fort (known as Smith’s Fort) and soon . . . Map (db m2696) HM
8 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — K-228 — Glebe House of Southwark Parish
Nearby stands the glebe house of the formerly Anglican Southwark Parish that was built soon after 1724. A glebe was a parcel of land owned by a colonial church and farmed to pay the minister’s expenses. This glebe house was used as a parish rectory . . . Map (db m2692) HM
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9 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — K-234 — History on Crouch’s Creek
Originally called Tappahannock Creek by the English, Crouch’s Creek flowed through a number of early English settlements. By 1625 George Sandys had holdings in Surry County, known as Treasurer’s Plantation, east of the creek. Sandys was a poet, a . . . Map (db m2687) HM
10 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — K-237 — Hog Island
On this point, in James River nine miles Northeast, the settlers kept their hogs in 1608. When abandoning Jamestown in June, 1610. They stopped at the island for a night. The next morning, proceeding down the river, they met a messenger from . . . Map (db m2682) HM
11 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — K-301 — Jamestown Ferry
Near this site on February 26, 1925, the ferry Captain John Smith began the first automobile ferry service crossing the James River. Captain Albert F. Jester was the inaugurator and owner/operator until it was sold to the Commonwealth of . . . Map (db m76778) HM
12 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — Lower Surry Church
"Lower Surry Church" "Lawns Creek Parish" 1639. Burned in 1868.Map (db m205895) HM
13 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — K-236 — Organization of the Christian Church
At “Old Lebanon Church” here, the Christian Church was established under the leadership of James O’Kelly, August, 1794. O’Kelly had withdrawn from the Methodist Church, 1792.Map (db m2697) HM
14 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — K-224 — Pace’s Paines
Nearby to the north, Richard Pace and his family received a land patent in Dec. 1620 establishing Pace’s Paines plantation. In response to English expansion into Indian lands, such as occurred at Pace's Paines and elsewhere, Chief Opechancanough . . . Map (db m2695) HM
15 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — K-227 — Pleasant Point
Four miles north is Pleasant Point on James River. William Edwards patented land there in 1657, the house is ancient. Edwards was clerk of the General Court and a member of The House of Burgesses.Map (db m2685) HM
16 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — Poole’s Funeral Home
Surry County African-American Heritage Society Poole’s Funeral Home The Poole’s Funeral Home was established November 1890 by the late M.B. Poole. With his horse drawn hearse, he served the community with great dignity and professional . . . Map (db m35992) HM
17 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — K-137 — Quiyoughcohannock Indians
The Quiyoughcohannocks were one of the first Virginia Indian groups the English encountered in 1607 after landing at Jamerstown. Situated primarily in present-day Surry County, the Quiyoughcohannocks had four villages in the region likely east of . . . Map (db m2684) HM
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18 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — K233 — Smith’s Fort Plantation
Captain John Smith began Smith’s Fort in 1609, two years after the first permanent English colony in the New World was established at Jamestown. The remains of the fort, a two-foot-high earthwork, constitute the oldest extant structure of English . . . Map (db m2688) HM
19 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — K-229 — Southwark Parish Churches
Southwark Parish was established in 1647. To the northeast stood the second Southwark church built by 1673 and abandoned shortly after the American Revolution. To the east, near Bacon’s Castle, Southwark Parish vestry completed the Lower Southwark . . . Map (db m2694) HM
20 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — Surry County Confederate Monument
. . . Map (db m36055) HM
21 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — Surry County War Memorial
(Center) “At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.” Erected A.D. 1947 (Left) 1917 - 1918 To the members of the Armed Forces of World War I from Surry County . . . Map (db m36056) WM
22 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — Surry County WWII Veterans Memorial
Dedicated November 18, 1995 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II which brought peace to the world and to honor the Men and Women of Surry County who dutifully and honorably served in the Armed Forces . . . Map (db m192303) WM
23 Virginia, Surry County, Surry — Working the LandCaptain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Indians cultivated fertile lands along the James River for centuries before the colonists arrived in 1607. They grew squash, corn, and beans to supplement their diet of native plants, fish, shellfish, and game. When the soils at a house site became . . . Map (db m98214) HM
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Sep. 29, 2023