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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29UH_truslow-family-cemetery_Stafford-VA.html
Benjamin Truslow, farmer, married Lillie Dent, daughter of Frederick Dent and Sarah Knight, on September 10, 1893. Sarah Knight was the daughter of Lewis and Roberta Knight, who owned the log house to the east. Census records suggest that Truslow …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29UG_the-knight-house_Stafford-VA.html
The log house preserved on this site was built by Lewis Knight in the mid-nineteenth century, probably c. 1850, and was situated on an 83-acre agricultural parcel. Lewis Knight share the home with his wife, Roberta, and their nine children; Sarah,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29QM_fort-kilmachronan_Glade-Spring-VA.html
The stone house, a half mile south, was an important neighborhood fort. Built in 1776 near the site of an old Indian town. State C. D. Comm No 58-k Sycamore Shoals Chapter D.A.R.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29QL_tobias-smyth-house_Meadowview-VA.html
Constructed circa 1770, this log structure is considered to be the birthplace of Emory & Henry College. In this house, Tobias Smyth and the Reverend Creed Fulton chose the names of John Emory and Patrick Henry for the College. Smyth, Fulton, Col. …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29PV_emory-henry-college_Meadowview-VA.html
Founded in 1836, the College was named for Bishop John Emory of the Methodist Church and Patrick Henry, the Orator of the American Revolution and Virginia's first governor. The campus has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29HV_virginia-native-tribes-first-americans_Courtland-VA.html
In 1600, there were approximately 40 tribes in Virginia. Today, the Commonwealth officially recognizes only eleven tribes. When the Jamestown Settlers arrived in Virginia in 1607, they encountered several Virginia Tribes. The Chesapeake Tribe o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM297G_kerrs-creek-hm1zg1_Lexington-VA.html
A series of armed conflicts between Native Americans and settlers of European descent occurred along the western frontier of the British colonies during the 1750s and 1760s. In Oct. 1759, during the Seven Years' War, Shawnee Indians from the Ohi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM296V_elmwood-cemetery_Norfolk-VA.html
Elmwood Cemetery was established in 1853 to ease the overcrowded conditions in the less than 30-year old Cedar Grove Cemetery, which lay across Smith's Creek from the 50-acre parcel that would become Elmwood. The two cemeteries were connected by a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM296U_cedar-grove-cemetery_Norfolk-VA.html
Cedar Grove was Norfolk's first public cemetery, established in January 1825 after a Borough ordinance aimed at curbing yellow fever decreed that the "burying of the dead in lots lying on public and populous streets is ... injurious to the he…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2959_kirtleys-road_Leon-VA.html
Established by Virginia's first road act of 1632 by the House of Burgesses at Jamestown, this road is named for Francis Kirtley, appointed in 1731 to oversee its upkeep and repair. This gravel road bed between Historic James City and Prince Michel…
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