South Quay

South Quay (HMBX6)

Location: Franklin, VA 23851
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 37.155', W 76° 54.69'

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Nearby along the eastern bank of the Blackwater River once existed the community of South Quay, also sometimes called South Key, Old Quay, or Old South Quay. Founded by 1657, South Quay by 1701 had become the site of a landing and trading post. A customs house for international trade had been built at South Quay by 1776. During the Revolutionary War, supplies from overseas arrived there for the colonial army and at least two ships were built there. South Quay was destroyed by fire by British troops on 16 July 1781. The port was rebuilt, but its prominence diminished by the end of the 18th century, and eventually the community disappeared.
HM NumberHMBX6
Marker NumberUS 6
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 1:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 329068 N 4054337
Decimal Degrees36.61925000, -76.91150000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 37.155', W 76° 54.69'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 37' 9.30" N, 76° 54' 41.40" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35200-35302 S Quay Rd, Franklin VA 23851, US
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