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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VLW_king-and-queen-county-gloucester-county-historical_Saluda-VA.html
King and Queen County. Formed in 1691 from New Kent, and named for King William III and Queen Mary. The family of George Rogers Clark long lived in this county. Gloucester County. Formed in 1651 from York, and named for Gloucester County, Engla…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VKR_werowocomoco-historical_Gloucester-Courthouse-VA.html
The site of Werowocomoco is located nearby at Purtan Bay. This Algonquian Indian settlement was the center of power of the Powhatan paramount chiefdom when the English established James Fort in 1607. Captain John Smith was brought to Werowocomoco …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VKQ_the-birdsall-building-historical_Gloucester-Courthouse-VA.html
This building is dedicated to Dr. David E. Bridsall and his brother Gilbert, Dr. Alton G. Birdsall, Jr. This building housed their veterinary clinic from 1965 to 1979. Together with their partners and staff, they have offered professional servi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1F3N_mathews-county-gloucester-county_Gloucester-Courthouse-VA.html
Mathews CountyArea 94 Square Miles Formed in 1790 from Gloucester and named for Colonel Thomas Mathews, Revolutionary soldier. Gwynn's Island, from which Dunmore was driven in 1776, is here. Gloucester CountyArea 223 Square Miles Formed i…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1F3L_gloucester-hall_Gloucester-Courthouse-VA.html
Near here stood Gloucester Hall (built ca. 1660s), where Bacon's Rebellion effectively ended with the fatal illness of its leader, Nathaniel Bacon, in 1676. In 1684, this house served as the first Virginia residence of Royal Governor Francis Howar…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM16XO_women-airforce-service-pilots-wasp_Gloucester-Courthouse-VA.html
The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), including Gloucester resident Margaret Ann Hamilton Turner (1917-2009), transported and flight tested aircraft and towed targets for the U.S. military during World War II. More than 25,000 female pilots ap…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMZK5_poplar-spring-church_Gloucester-Courthouse-VA.html
This is the site of Poplar Spring Church of Petsworth Parish. In 1694, Old Petsworth Church was abandoned in favor of this church. It was considered the finest church of colonial Virginia. In 1676, the followers of Bacon, the Rebel, interred here …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMVKM_powhatans-chimney_Gloucester-Point-VA.html
According to Gloucester legend this chimney is all that remains of the house built by CaptainJohn Smith for Indian Chief Powhatan in 1609 The collapse of this chimney in an 1888 storm gave impetus to the preservation movement in Virgina Concern…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMTTA_gloucester-in-the-civil-war_Gloucester-Courthouse-VA.html
Confederate authorities frequently stored arms and supplies in civilian warehouses, commercial buildings, and depots. County seats, with their commodious courthouses, jails, and offices, also were used, and Federal authorities routinely raided the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMMQ4_zion-poplars-baptist-church_Gloucester-Courthouse-VA.html
The magnificent edifice known as Zion Poplars Baptist Church developed out of a West African-influenced religious practice known as a "brush arbor," a clandestine religious meeting held in wooded areas or in remote cabins in wooded areas. Before 1…
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