Hot Water / Centerville

Hot Water / Centerville (HMFMQ)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23188
Country: United States of America

N 37° 18.988', W 76° 47.386'

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Royal Governor William Berkeley, owner of nearby Green Spring Plantation, purchased the land here by 1652, then known as Hot Water. After Berkeley's death, the Hot Water tract passed to the Ludwell and Lee families. William Ludwell Lee inherited the property in 1796 and died in 1803. Lee's will specified that his slaves be freed when they reached the age of 18. They were allowed to live on the property for ten years at no charge and "comfortable houses" were to be built upon the tract for them. Lee's philanthropy gave rise to one of Virginia's early free black settlements located at Centerville.
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HM NumberHMFMQ
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Marker NumberV 47
Year Placed2004
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 1:58pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 341409 N 4131481
Decimal Degrees37.31646667, -76.78976667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 18.988', W 76° 47.386'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 18' 59.28" N, 76° 47' 23.16" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5547-5551 Centerville Rd, Williamsburg VA 23188, US
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