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Stratford, Virginia Historical Markers

 
Shiloh Baptist Church and Marker image, Touch for more information
By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
Shiloh Baptist Church and Marker
Virginia (Westmoreland County), Stratford — Burrell Eskridge and His Son Vernon Eskridge
In memory of Burell Eskridge and his son Vernon Eskridge who gave this parcel of ground to the Shiloh Baptist Church in 1881 and 1894 respectively; and his great grandson Norman Bryant in 1957. May the memory of these gentlemen and of their good . . . — Map (db m22350) HM
Virginia (Westmoreland County), Stratford — Clifts Plantation Burial GroundWho Was Buried Here?
The Clifts Plantation cemetery was located on the opposite side of the current road. Because of long distances to the nearest church in the 17th and early 18th centuries, plantation burial grounds were common in the Chesapeake region. . . . — Map (db m34568) HM
Virginia (Westmoreland County), Stratford — Clifts Plantation SiteA Busy Tobacco Plantation Once Flourished Here
Between 1976 and 1978, archaeological excavations on this spot revealed the remains of the "Clifts," a busy tobacco plantation. When first occupied in 1670, this land belonged to Thomas Pope, an English merchant and Westmoreland County planter, and . . . — Map (db m34569) HM
Virginia (Westmoreland County), Stratford — Controlling the Water Supply to the Mill
When the head gates at the pond are opened, water runs under the dam into the wooden flume. Since the mill is started and stopped at frequent intervals, the flood gate at the side of the flume is left open to keep from overloading the flume when the . . . — Map (db m34469) HM
Virginia (Westmoreland County), Stratford — Oval Site
University of Mary Washington-Stratford Hall Field School of archaeological excavations reveal a mid-eighteenth-century farm complex purposely demolished by the 1780s. At least two earthfast buildings (one with basement addition) and possibly other . . . — Map (db m34446) HM
Virginia (Westmoreland County), Stratford — Slave CemeteryIn Memoriam
This monument was erected by the Board of Directors of Stratford Hall in 1953. The reference to “those negroes who served Stratford so faithfully” reflects the attitude of the time shown by upper and middle class whites to former slaves . . . — Map (db m34454) HM
Virginia (Westmoreland County), Stratford — Stratford Hall
Stratford Hall Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of . . . — Map (db m34444) HM
Virginia (Westmoreland County), Stratford — Stratford Landing: Significant Events
In 1744 the Lancaster Commission, headed by Thomas Lee and William Beverley, set forth from Stratford Landing to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to treat with the Chiefs of the Iroquois. Lee’s knowledge of the Indians and his arbitration skills contributed . . . — Map (db m34467) HM
Virginia (Westmoreland County), Stratford — The Landing: Gateway to the World
The narrow strip of beach between the cliffs was Stratford’s main gateway to the outside world. By 1743, Thomas Lee had built a wharf at “Lee’s Landing.” Over the next two decades the Lees owned or held interest in several large vessels . . . — Map (db m34466) HM
Virginia (Westmoreland County), Stratford — The Stratford Cliffs
Approximately 17 million years ago, during the Miocene Epoch, these 150-foot-high cliffs along the Potomac River formed the ancient seashore. Rich Miocene fossil deposits, which exist in the 1 1/2 -mile-long series of Horsehead, Stratford and Nomini . . . — Map (db m34585) HM
Virginia (Westmoreland County), Stratford — The Stratford Mill
When Thomas Lee Purchased this one-acre mill site in 1743, nothing remained but the “old mill dam.” By 1745, he had built a mill which operated-off and on-until the Lees sold Stratford in the 1820s. The names of Stratford’s millers . . . — Map (db m34468) HM
Virginia (Westmoreland County), Stratford — To Keep in Perpetual Remembrance the Name of Thomas Lee
President of his majesty's council and Commander in Chief of the colony and dominion of Virginia 1749 - 1750 A leader in the movement which resulted in the treaty of Lancaster 1744 by which Virginia was united with Maryland and Pennsylvania in . . . — Map (db m34442) HM

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