Fitchett's Wharf

Fitchett's Wharf (HMK4C)

Location: Mathews, VA 23109 Mathews County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 26.627', W 76° 17.602'

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Fitchett's Wharf was a center of commercial activity for this area of Mathews County from 1845 until the early 20th century. It also served as a major port of call for vessels plying the Chesapeake Bay until 1932. An important shipyard, owned and operated by Lewis Hudgins, stood here until it was burned by Union forces in 1864. Several well-known brig and schooner class commercial ships were built here, including the Victory and the Conquest. The shipbuilder's house still stands nearby, and the wharf store has been restored as a residence.
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HM NumberHMK4C
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Marker NumberN 86
Year Placed1982
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 4:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 385591 N 4144889
Decimal Degrees37.44378333, -76.29336667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 26.627', W 76° 17.602'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 26' 37.62" N, 76° 17' 36.12" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 331-1099 State Rte 642, Mathews VA 23109, US
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