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Kilmarnock J-104 | Marker History

Kilmarnock Marker, J-104

Kilmarnock was called "the Crossroads" about 1664, because multiple thoroughfares crossed here. By the middle of the 18th century, the community was named Steptoe's Ordinary for a storehouse and tavern owned by William Steptoe I. About 1775, it became Kilmarnock, after the town in Scotland. By the 1850s, with Kilmarnock Seminary and Female Seminary, it was a center of education in the Northern Neck, and was becoming a thriving commercial hub. Fires devastated Kilmarnock in 1909, 1915, and 1952, but its citizens successfully rebuilt each time. Kilmarnock was incorporated as a town on 8 Dec. 1930.

Marker Information:
Date Approved by DHR: 03/08/06
Year On Marker: 2006
Original Sponsor: Private Sponsor
Region: Northern Neck-Middle Peninsula and Eastern Shore Region
Geographic Location: Lancaster County
Physical Description of Location: Kilmarnock, VA 22482. Located on North Main Street (Rt. 3), less than 1/5 of a mile north of the junction of North Main Street (Rt. 3) and Irvington Road. Marker is on the left when traveling north on North Main Street (Rt. 3).
GPS Location: 37.710884,-76.380441
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