Queenstown

Queenstown (HMFY1)

Location: Lancaster, VA 22503 Lancaster County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 44.754', W 76° 33.143'

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Seven miles southeast on Town Creek near themouth of the Corrotoman River is the site ofQueenstown. The town was created in 1692in accordance with the Act of Ports passedthat year by the Virginia General Assemblyto establish in each county port towns tocentralize trade and, tax collection. Capt.David Fox and Robert "King" Carter served astown trustees and sold lots laid out on 50acres of Capt.William Ball's land. Carter builtthe county courthouse and prison there about1699. The town declined after his death in1732, the county seat was moved to present-day Lancaster a decade later, and Queenstownslowly disappeared.
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HM NumberHMFY1
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Marker NumberJ-96
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 5:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 363231 N 4178757
Decimal Degrees37.74590000, -76.55238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 44.754', W 76° 33.143'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 44' 45.24" N, 76° 33' 8.58" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5940 White Chapel Rd, Lancaster VA 22503, US
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