Burnt Ordinary

Burnt Ordinary (HMB00)

Location: Toano, VA 23168 James City County
Country: United States of America
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N 37° 22.913', W 76° 48.394'

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First called John Lewis's Ordinary and then Fox's, Burnt Ordinary received its name in Jan. 1780 when, according to the Virginia Gazette, Fox's Ordinary burned to the ground. Later, in Oct. 1781, when the French army's wagon train passed by, Alexander Berthier wrote that "two old chimneys" stood here in the fork of the road. Also in 1781, Samuel DeWitt, George Washington's cartographer, noted the site of the "Burnt Brick Ordinary" on one of his maps. Elements of Lafayette's army camped two miles south of here at Chickahominy Church after the Battle of Green Spring on 6 July 1781.
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HM NumberHMB00
Series This marker is part of the The Washington-Rochambeau Route series
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Marker NumberW 33
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 10:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 340059 N 4138768
Decimal Degrees37.38188333, -76.80656667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 22.913', W 76° 48.394'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 22' 54.78" N, 76° 48' 23.64" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3171-3199 State Rte 610, Toano VA 23168, US
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