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Cheriton, Virginia Historical Markers

 
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By Bill Pfingsten, April 30, 2016
Eyre Hall
Virginia (Northampton County), Cheriton — Eyre Hall
Has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses National significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America This rare fragment of 18th century Chesapeake landscape, with its Georgian house and . . . — Map (db m94382) HM
Virginia (Northampton County), Cheriton — WY-3 — Salem Methodist Church
1.8 miles east of here stood Salem Methodist Church (1836-1918), scene of the initial violence resulting from the schism between northern and southern Methodists in 1846. A northern circuit preacher was dragged from the pulpit by members of the . . . — Map (db m7585) HM
Virginia (Northampton County), Cheriton — WY-2 — Site of Tidewater Institute (1907 - 1935)
Tidewater Institute was incorporated in 1903 with the stated purpose of establishing an industrial, academic, collegiate, and seminary boarding school for the education of black youth. Founded by the Rev. George E. Reid, and supported by the . . . — Map (db m7586) HM
Virginia (Northampton County), Cheriton — WY-6 — Stratton Manor
Benjamin Stratton, a member of the family that had owned the land since 1636, constructed this finely crafted house nearby about 1764, according to dated chimney bricks.Perhaps built on the site of an earlier Stratton dwelling, the house exemplifies . . . — Map (db m48942) HM
Virginia (Northampton County), Cheriton — WY-7 — Towne Fields
This site, two and a half miles west, was the first seat of local government on the Eastern Shore. Francis Bolton preached there in 1623, and the first church was built before 1632. The oldest continuous county records in the English . . . — Map (db m48533) HM

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