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Toano, Virginia Historical Markers

 
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By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
Burnt Ordinary Marker
Virginia (James City County), Toano — W-33 — Burnt Ordinary
First called John Lewis's Ordinary and then Fox's, Burnt Ordinary received its name in Jan. 1780 when, according to the Virginia Gazette, Fox's Ordinary burned to the ground. Later, in Oct. 1781, when the French army's wagon train passed by, . . . — Map (db m16846) HM
Virginia (James City County), Toano — W-32 — Chickahominy Church
Two miles south is the site of the colonial Chickahominy Church, now destroyed. Lafayette's forces camped there, July 6-8, 1781. The church was used as a hospital after the battle of Green Spring, July 6, 1781. — Map (db m23599) HM
Virginia (James City County), Toano — W-30 — Hickory Neck Church
Hickory Neck Church was built about 1740. Militia opposing the British camped here on April 21, 1781. A few miles north is the foundation of an ancient stone house, dating possibly from about 1650. — Map (db m16848) HM
Virginia (James City County), Toano — W-26 — New Kent Road
By the 1720s, several taverns stood on New Kent Road (also called the Old Stage Road) between Williamsburg and New Kent Court House. During two wars, the road served opposing armies as well as travelers. In June 1781, near the end of the Revolution, . . . — Map (db m23596) HM
Virginia (James City County), Toano — W-31 — State Shipyard
On this road five miles west was the State shipyard on Chickahominy River, burned by the British General Phillips on April 21-22, 1781. — Map (db m16844) HM
Virginia (James City County), Toano — W-27 — White Hall Tavern
This was a station on the Old Stage Road between Williamsburg and Richmond, before 1860. — Map (db m23597) HM

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