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Gloucester, Virginia Historical Markers

 
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By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
Hickory Fork Rd (facing west)
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester — NW-20 — Bethel Baptist Church
Bethel Baptist Church is one of the oldest African American congregations in Gloucester County. Founded nearby in 1867, it was originally known as the Old Sassafras Stage Church. Members of the congregation built a wooden structure here in 1889, . . . — Map (db m30098) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester — Q 10A — Cappahosic
Seven and one-half miles southwest is Cappahosic, where a ferry was established early in the eighteenth century. On the old charts, this indian district lay between Werowocomoco and Timberneck Creek. Powhatan is said to have offered it to Capt. John . . . — Map (db m7518) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester — Q 10B — Cappahosic
Here is Cappahosic, where a ferry was established early in the eighteenth century. On the old charts, this Indian district lay between Werowocomoco and Timberneck Creek. Powhatan is said to have offered it to Capt. John Smith for "two great guns and . . . — Map (db m30106) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester — Court House
County of Gloucester, VA. Re-erected 1766 on site of building destroyed by fire. Restored, remodeled and clerks office building added 1956. Carl M. Lindner & Son A.I.A. Architects, Richmond, Virginia Wray & Richardson, General Contractors, . . . — Map (db m7524) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester — NW-18 — Gloucester Agricultural and Industrial School
On this site stood the Gloucester Agricultural and Industrial School, commonly known as Capahosic Academy, a private high school built for African Americans before public high schools were available to them. Founded in 1888 by local alumni of . . . — Map (db m30104) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester — NA-1 — Gloucester Courthouse
The courthouse was built in 1766. The debtors prison is also old. A skirmish occurred near here between Confederate and Union cavalry, January 29, 1864. — Map (db m7520) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester — NW-21 — Gloucester Training School
Built on this site in 1921 the Gloucester Training School became the first public high school for African Americans in Gloucester County. Thomas Calhoun Walker, Jr. and others constructed a wooden building with gifts from the Rosenwald Fund and . . . — Map (db m30114) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester — In Memoriam John Clayton 1685 - 1773
The Garden club, Gloucester, VA, planted a live oak tree, April 2, 1957 near old clerk's office on Court Green in honor of the internationally revered botanist and for 51 years, 1722-1773, Clerk of Gloucester County, VA. Scientiae Artis Herbariae Ac . . . — Map (db m7525) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester — Indian Princess Pocahontas 1595 - 1616
of Weromocomoco Wicomico Gloucester County Virginia Sculpture by Adolf Sehring A.D.1994 — Map (db m7521) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester — N-66 — Marlfield
A mile and a half west is the site of Marlfield, an eighteenth-century dwelling built by the Buckner family. It was purchased in 1782 by William Jones, who gave the house its name. Jones was among the first Virginia planters to use marl in his . . . — Map (db m7515) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester — Pvt. James Daniel Gardner Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
36th U.S. Colored Troops Sept. 16, 1839 - Sept. 29, 1905 Served during the Civil War as a private in Company 1, 36th United States Colored Troops. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery at the Battle of Chapins Farm, Virginia on September . . . — Map (db m7522) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester — NW-11 — Thomas Calhoun Walker (1862 - 1953)
Here lived Thomas Calhoun Walker, the first black to practice law in Gloucester County and a civil rights spokesman who vigorously advocated education and land ownership for blacks. Mr. Walker was elected for two terms to Gloucester's Board of . . . — Map (db m7582) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester — NA-3 — To Gwynn's Island
Two miles east is Toddsbury, home of the Todd family, built in 1722. Farther east, in Mathews County, are the old homes, Green Plains, Auburn, and Midlothian. Some miles beyond them is Gwynn's Island, where General Andrew Lewis drove the last royal . . . — Map (db m30111) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester — To the Confederate Dead of Gloucester
Erected by their surviving comrades and friends. Plant the fair column o'er the vacant grave, a soldier's honors let a soldier have. 1889 — Map (db m7527) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester — Walter Reed Birthplace
Dr. Walter Reed Conqueror of Yellow Fever born here 1851 given by The Medical Society of Virginia in 1968 to Association for The Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. — Map (db m30149) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester — NA-2 — Ware Church
A mile east is Ware Church, built about 1693. Near by is Church Hill, another relic of colonial days. Not far distant is White Hall, a colonial mansion built by the Willis family. — Map (db m30110) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester — NW-23 — Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP)
The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), including Gloucester resident Margaret Ann Hamilton Turner (1917-2009), transported and flight tested aircraft and towed targets for the U.S. military during World War II. More than 25,000 female pilots . . . — Map (db m63188) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester — NW-16 — Zion Poplars Baptist Church
Zion Poplars Baptist Church houses one of the oldest independent African-American congregations in Gloucester County. It is named for seven united poplar trees under which the founding members first met for worship in 1866. The church was erected . . . — Map (db m30107) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester — NW-17 — Zion Poplars Baptist Church
Zion Poplars Baptist Church houses one of the oldest independent African-American congregations in Gloucester County. It is named for seven united poplar trees under which the founding members first met for worship in 1866. The church was erected . . . — Map (db m34013) HM
Virginia (Gloucester County), Gloucester — Zion Poplars Baptist Church
The magnificent edifice known as Zion Poplars Baptist Church developed out of a West African-influenced religious practice known as a “brush arbor,” a clandestine religious meeting held in wooded areas or in remote cabins in wooded . . . — Map (db m34020) HM

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