Adam Thorowgood

Adam Thorowgood (HM1EIG)

Location: Virginia Beach, VA 23455
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N 36° 54.343', W 76° 7.212'

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Near here stood the house of Adam Thorowgood (1604-1640), who arrived in Virginia as an indentured servant in 1621. After completing his service, Thorowgood became a leading citizen in Lower Norfolk County. In 1635, he received 5350 acres of land for bringing 105 English settlers to Virginia including himself and his wife, Sarah. The couple settled in Lynnhaven Parish, which Thorowgood named after his home in England, King's Lynn, and he founded its first church and glebe. He was also elected to the House of Burgesses, made a member of the governor's council, and served as a militia officer and vestryman.
Marker NumberKV-14
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 6:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 400204 N 4084999
Decimal Degrees36.90571667, -76.12020000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 54.343', W 76° 7.212'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 54' 20.58" N, 76° 7' 12.72" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4300 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach VA 23455, US
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