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Marlfield N-66 | Marker History

Marlfield Marker, N-66

A mile and a half west is the site of Marlfield, an eighteenth-century dwelling built by the Buckner family. It was purchased in 1782 by William Jones, who gave the house its name. Jones was among the first Virginia planters to use marl in his agricultural practices. His descendants sold Marlfield in 1906 but retained ownership of the nearby family cemetery. Marlfield had fallen into ruins by the mid-twentieth century.

Marker Information:
Additional Information: Original Marker Replaced under Replacement Marker Program using Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) Funds. A Federal program enacted into law in 1998.
Date Approved by DHR: 06/19/08
Year On Marker: 2008
Region: Northern Neck-Middle Peninsula and Eastern Shore Region
Geographic Location: Gloucester County
Physical Description of Location: Petsworth, VA 23061. Located on George Washington Memorial Hwy (Hwy 17), less than 1/5 of a mile north of the junction of George Washington Memorial Hwy (Hwy 17) and Enos Road. Marker is on the left when traveling north on George Washington Memorial Hwy (Hwy 17).
GPS Location: 37.452181,-76.59594
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