New Point Comfort Lighthouse

New Point Comfort Lighthouse (HMK4B)

Location: Port Haywood, VA 23138 Mathews County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 19.884', W 76° 17.17'

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Standing at the end of what was once the southernmost peninsula in Mathews County, now surrounded by water, the lighthouse marks the entrance to Mobjack Bay. Authorized by Congress in 1801, this 55-foot-high sandstone tower with its spiraling stone steps to the lighthouse cage, was built in 1805 by Elzy Burroughs, the first keeper. Except for a brief time during the Civil War, the light operated from 1806 until 1963. It is the third-oldest lighthouse still standing on Chesapeake Bay. A keeper's dwelling once stood next to the lighthouse on a five-acre tract.
HM NumberHMK4B
Marker NumberN 89
Year Placed1996
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Reources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 2:18am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 386057 N 4132412
Decimal Degrees37.33140000, -76.28616667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 19.884', W 76° 17.17'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 19' 53.04" N, 76° 17' 10.20" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 331-1099 State Rte 600, Port Haywood VA 23138, US
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