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Home of the First Settler (1947 Version) WY-8 | Marker History

Home of the First Settler (1947 Version) Marker, WY-8

Here, in Savage's Neck, was the home of Ensign Thomas Savage, who came to Virginia in 1608. Granted a tract of land by Debedeavon, the "Laughing King" of the Indians, in 1619. Savage became the first permanent English settler on the Easter Shore. A mile west is Old Castle, built in 1721.

Marker Information:
Additional Information: This marker was removed in 2011 and replaced with a new marker with the same number and title dated 1998. The language on the 1998 marker is more detailed.
Year On Marker: 1947
Region: Northern Neck-Middle Peninsula and Eastern Shore Region
Geographic Location: Northampton County
Physical Description of Location: 16746-16782 U.S. 13 Business, Eastville, VA 23310.
GPS Location: 37.348731,-75.948062
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