Charles City County, VirginiaOriginally 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.
|Placed By||Charles City County|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 6:00am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 325966 N 4131113|
|Decimal Degrees||37.31038333, -76.96386667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 18.623', W 76° 57.832'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 18' 37.38" N, 76° 57' 49.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 17701 John Tyler Memorial Hwy, Charles City VA 23030, US|
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