Hargrove's Tavern

Hargrove's Tavern (HMQJJ)

Location: Suffolk, VA 23435
Country: United States of America

N 36° 49.438', W 76° 29.779'

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On 10 May 1779, during the Revolutionary War, a British expeditionary force commanded by Gen. Edward Matthews disembarked in Portsmouth to capture the major Tidewater Virginia towns. About 200 Nansemond County militia under Col. Willis Riddick immediately assembled in Suffolk and marched toward Portsmouth. While the main body camped about a mile west on the night of 11 May, Capt. King and Capt. Davis came here to Hargrove's Tavern. After a British advance party surprised them and killed Davis, King hastened to warn the Virginia camp. The militia retreated to Suffolk and later dispersed as the enemy approached. The British burned Suffolk on 13 May.
Marker NumberK 270
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 6:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 366553 N 4076389
Decimal Degrees36.82396667, -76.49631667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 49.438', W 76° 29.779'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 49' 26.28" N, 76° 29' 46.74" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4346-4548 VA-337, Suffolk VA 23435, US
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