State Game Farm

State Game Farm (HMAZP)

Location: Providence Forge, VA 23140 New Kent County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 25.849', W 76° 59.62'

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The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries established the first Virginia State Game Farm nearby in 1920. The state initially raised quail in captivity there to restock the birds throughout Virginia. The game farm was one of the earliest state facilities to breed quail in large numbers. Virginia's program attracted the attention of other states' game departments. In subsequent years the farm also bred wild turkeys for restocking. The site included a building for hatching eggs. In 1946 the farm's activities were transferred to the Cumberland Game Farm at the Cumberland State Forest in Cumberland County.
Marker NumberW 21
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 11:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323607 N 4144531
Decimal Degrees37.43081667, -76.99366667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.849', W 76° 59.62'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 50.94" N, 76° 59' 37.20" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8927 GW King Blvd, Providence Forge VA 23140, US
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