Smith's Fort Plantation

Smith's Fort Plantation (HM14Q)

Location: Surry, VA 23883 Surry County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 8.255', W 76° 50.134'

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Captain John Smith began Smith's Fort in 1609, two years after the first permanent English colony in the New World was established at Jamestown. The remains of the fort, a two-foot-high earthwork, constitute the oldest extant structure of English origin in Virginia. The fort stands on a high bluff overlooking Gray's Creek and encloses a triangle of about two hundred feet on each side. Thomas Rolfe, the only child of John Rolfe and Pocahontas, probably owned this tract. The house is a mid-18th-century Tidewater plantation dwelling likely built for Jacob Faulcon, Surry County clerk from 1781 to 1801.
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Details
HM NumberHM14Q
Marker NumberK233
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 1:06am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 336965 N 4111712
Decimal Degrees37.13758333, -76.83556667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 8.255', W 76° 50.134'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 8' 15.30" N, 76° 50' 8.04" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11939 Rolfe Hwy, Surry VA 23883, US
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