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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMK4K_port-of-call_Gloucester-Point-VA.html
Gloucester Point's geographic location has always been the county's tie to the Chesapeake Bay and beyond. In 1707, Gloucestertown was laid out on the bluff above the thriving tobacco port on the Point. In the days before the extensive road systems…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMK4J_freedom-is-won_Gloucester-Point-VA.html
"I have the mortification to inform your Excellency that I have been forced to give up the posts of York and Gloucester, and to surrender the troops under my command, by capitulation on the 19th instant, as prisoners of war to the combined forces …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMK4I_fort-cricket-hill_Mathews-VA.html
1776Erected in commemoration of the victoryof the American Continental soldiersin command of General Andrew Lewisover the British land and sea forces underLord Dunmore at Fort Cricket Hill, VA,June 9th 1776.Erected by the Cricket Hill Chapter,Daug…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMK4E_gloucester-county-mathews-county_Dutton-VA.html
(Obverse)Gloucester CountyArea 223 Square Miles Formed in 1651 from York, and named for Gloucester County, England. Bacon the Rebel died in this county, 1676. Gloucester Point was the outpost of Cornwallis at Yorktown, 1781. (Reverse)Mathews…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMK4D_battle-of-cricket-hill_Hudgins-VA.html
On the shore here General Andrew Lewis, commanding the Virginia forces, erected a battery facing a stockaded camp on Gwynn's Island established by Governor Lord Dunmore, July, 1776. The fire from this point, Cricket Hill, damaged the camp and the …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMK4C_fitchetts-wharf_Mathews-VA.html
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 …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMK4B_new-point-comfort-lighthouse_Port-Haywood-VA.html
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 ston…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMK46_mathews-county-confederate-monument_Mathews-VA.html
1861-1865Our Confederate Soldiers In memory of theSoldiers and Sailorsof Mathews County Va. Erected by theLane Diggs camp C.V.and the Sallie ThompkinsChapter U.D.C.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMK45_kingston-parish_Mathews-VA.html
Kingston Parish was established about 1652. During colonial times, the Anglican parish administered the ecclesiastical and some civil affairs for the inhabitants of the area that later became Mathews County. The principal parish church is believed…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMK44_captain-sally-l-tompkins-c-s-a-monument_Mathews-VA.html
Captain Sally L. TompkinsC.S.A.Born at Poplar Grove, Mathews Co., VA.November 9, 1833.Died at Richmond, VA., July 25, 1916. In grateful appreciation of herservices in maintaining the RoberstonHospital at Richmond, VA., from 1861to 1865, where 1…
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