Tyree's Plantation

Tyree's Plantation (HMAZW)

Location: Lanexa, VA 23089 James City County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 25.449', W 76° 53.686'

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After a detachment of the Marquis de Lafayette's army defeated Maj. John G. Simcoe's cavalry at Spencer's Ordinary near Williamsburg on 26 June 1781, Lafayette shadowed the British army encamped at the colonial capital. He made his headquarters just north of here at Tyree's plantation, 28 June-5 July 1781, while he waited for the British commander, Gen. Charles Cornwallis, to tip his hand. Early in July, Maj. Gen. Henry Clinton, commander of British forces, ordered Cornwallis to send 3,000 of his men to New York. On 4 July, Cornwallis began marching to Portsmouth to embark, and Lafayette pursued him the next day.
Marker NumberW 29
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 9:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 332344 N 4143611
Decimal Degrees37.42415000, -76.89476667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.449', W 76° 53.686'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 26.94" N, 76° 53' 41.16" W
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Area Code(s)804, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9614 Richmond Rd, Lanexa VA 23089, US
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