Turkey Island

Turkey Island (HM5W7)

Location: Henrico, VA 23231 Henrico County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 24.369', W 77° 16.167'

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Soon after landing at Jamestown in May 1607. Captain Christopher Newport, while exploring the James River discovered Turkey Island (two miles south). He named it for the large number of wild turkeys there. In 1684, William Randolph purchased Turkey Island; it then became the seat of the Randolph family. His descendants included Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and Robert E. Lee. Robert Pickett acquired Turkey Island in 1836. During the Civil War, the large family dwelling was burned by Union troops. Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett and his family lived there in a small cottage after the war.
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HM NumberHM5W7
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Marker NumberV 5
Year Placed1994
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 11:06am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 299138 N 4142346
Decimal Degrees37.40615000, -77.26945000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.369', W 77° 16.167'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 22.14" N, 77° 16' 10.02" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 226-238 Curles Neck Rd, Henrico VA 23231, US
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