Sandy Point & Cherry Hall

Sandy Point & Cherry Hall (HM61T)

Location: Charles City, VA 23030 Charles City County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 18.623', W 76° 57.832'

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Charles City County, Virginia

Originally home to the Paspahegh Indians, Sandy Point was settled in 1617 as Smith's Hundred and after 1619 known as Southampton Hundred. St. Mary's Church was established here prior to the Powhatan Uprising of 1622. During the Revolutionary War local militia units were encamped on the James River. Prominent area homes have included Tettington and Tomahund, seats of the Lightfoot family, Byrdwood and The Rowe. Landmarks have included the Trees Point Pottery, Bethany Church (est. 1869), post offices at Tettington, Trees Point land Old Field, and schools at Banbury Farm (est. 1878) and Renwood (est. 1910). A ferry crossed the James from Sandy Point until 1942, and nearby Barrett's Ferry crossed the Chickahominy River until 1939. A store at the Sandy Point wharf stood until ca. 1955.

Inland from the James River during the 1800's, the cross-roads community that developed near Cherry Hall Plantation included Graves' Shop and Rural Shades Academy. Nearby stood the first Lower Church of Westover Parish (ca. 1735-1805) and Jerusalem Church (est. 1877). The store of W. T. Haynes served this community until ca. 1930.
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HM NumberHM61T
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Placed ByCharles City County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 6:00am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 325966 N 4131113
Decimal Degrees37.31038333, -76.96386667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 18.623', W 76° 57.832'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 18' 37.38" N, 76° 57' 49.92" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17701 John Tyler Memorial Hwy, Charles City VA 23030, US
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