Port Royal Harbor

Port Royal Harbor (HMEPG)

Location: Port Royal, VA 22535 Caroline County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 10.352', W 77° 11.336'

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This site represents an important part of the heritage and development of Caroline County. After the chartering of the town of Port Royal in 1744, this excellent harbor served the large tobacco trade between local plantations and London. A warehouse and ferry were located nearby. During the Civil War, Union gunboats and troops took possession of and evacuated the town.

After the assassination of President Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth sought refuge here. He was killed two miles outside of the town.

Regular steamboat service included stops here from 1828 to 1932. The construction of railroads caused the harbor to dwindle in usage and importance.
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 4:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308257 N 4227222
Decimal Degrees38.17253333, -77.18893333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 10.352', W 77° 11.336'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 10' 21.12" N, 77° 11' 20.16" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 King St, Port Royal VA 22535, US
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