Holdcroft (HMC8Y)

Location: Charles City, VA 23030 Charles City County
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N 37° 21.936', W 76° 56.098'

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Charles City County, Virginia

The Chickahominy Indians resided near here along the river that bears their name. This area was part of Wilmington Parish and was part of James City County before 1720. In the 1800s the community acquired the name of the Holdcroft family. Mt. Pleasant Church (est.1813) was established by members of Charles City Baptist Church (est. 1776). Rev. John M. Lamb was a prominent minister who served Mt. Pleasant from 1853 until ca. 1878. Other landmarks included Holdcroft High School , a post office (1880-1953), Binns Store, Orange 's Store and the office of Dr. Davis. Graves Landing and Willcox Neck provided river crossings to James City and New Kent counties. The upper ferry known as Edloe's and Cowles ferry was the site of a colonial era ordinary. Early plantations included Peace Hill and Pottersfield. Prominent residences of the area include Pleasant Hill , Sidlands, and the homes of the Parsons and Orange families.
HM NumberHMC8Y
Placed ByCharles City County
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 12:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 328653 N 4137187
Decimal Degrees37.36560000, -76.93496667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 21.936', W 76° 56.098'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 21' 56.16" N, 76° 56' 5.88" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19301-19329 State Rte 615, Charles City VA 23030, US
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