Cumberland Town

Cumberland Town (HM210X)

Location: New Kent, VA 23124 New Kent County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.176', W 76° 58.775'

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Richard Littlepage III established Cumberland
Town on the south side of the Pamunkey River
in 1748. A busy shipping center, the town offered
a tobacco inspection station, warehouses, wharves,
and a ferry. The Virginia House of Burgesses
briefly considered Cumberland Town a candidate
to replace Williamsburg as the colonial capital in
1748. During the Revolutionary War, a public supply depot and a military hospital were established
here. During the Peninsula Campaign of the Civil
War, Cumberland was the headquarters of Union
Major General George B. McClellan from 13 to 16 May
1862. Nearly 110,000 troops camped here before
moving toward White House.
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HM NumberHM210X
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Year Placed2016
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 325100 N 4156206
Decimal Degrees37.53626667, -76.97958333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.176', W 76° 58.775'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 10.56" N, 76° 58' 46.5" W
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Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7939-9011 State Rte 637, New Kent VA 23124, US
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