HistoryThe Church on the Main, which lies ahead, was built of brick in about 1750, along the main road connecting Jamestown and Williamsburg. It replaced the fifth church at Jamestown and was used by James City Parish, the community in this vicinity. During the Battle of Green Spring, which took place in the fields and woods to your left on July 6, 1781, the church served as a landmark for the right flank of the British Army Camp. Soldiers on both sides fought again a few months later, in October 1781, at the decisive Battle of Yorktown, 16 miles to the east. The church was demolished in the 1850s and the site along with the associated cemetery, was returned to farmland.
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|Date Added||Monday, October 24th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 342554 N 4122688|
|Decimal Degrees||37.23743333, -76.77498333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 14.246', W 76° 46.499'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 14' 14.76" N, 76° 46' 29.94" W|
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|Area Code(s)||757, 202|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4693 Sir Gilbert Loop, Williamsburg VA 23185, US|
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