The Bermuda Hundred CampaignPoint of Rocks takes its name from a 60-foot high sandstone cliff located here along the Appomattox River. The site was used by Native Americans as a camp and observation point, and was mentioned by Captain John Smith in his notes on Virginia. A trading post was established here in 1642 by Abraham Wood. The land passed through his heirs for 371 years, making Point of Rocks one of the oldest properties in the country continuously owned by one family. At the time of the Civil War, Point of Rocks was owned by Rev. John Alexander Strachan, the founder of Enon Baptist Church and minister to several congregations in the area.
|Placed By||Chesterfield County and the Blue & Gray Education Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 30th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 292911 N 4132992|
|Decimal Degrees||37.32053333, -77.33713333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 19.232', W 77° 20.228'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 19' 13.92" N, 77° 20' 13.68" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1017 Point of Rocks Rd, Chester VA 23836, US|
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