1862 Peninsula CampaignOverlooking one of the James River's tributaries, Lee's Mill is a watershed property with a long history of settlement. The Native Americans of the Powhatan Confederation hunted and fished along the banks of the Warwick River. During the 1600s, English settlers established tobacco plantations along the Warwick River and other major waterways. The tobacco harvests were floated down on barges to Hampton Roads for transatlantic shipment. The Warwick River and its marshes teemed with waterfowl, game birds, mammals, fish and shellfish which provided sustenance for the English settlers. Beyond transporting tobacco and providing habitat for game, the Warwick also supplied power for local industry.
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|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 11:32am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 361178 N 4114256|
|Decimal Degrees||37.16441667, -76.56353333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 9.865', W 76° 33.812'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 9' 51.90" N, 76° 33' 48.72" W|
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|Area Code(s)||757, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 318 Rivers Ridge Cir, Newport News VA 23608, US|
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