containertop

Providence Forge Marker, W-20

Here about 1770, Charles Jeffery Smith, a Presbyterian minister, settled and, with William Holt, built a forge for making farm implements. Francis Jerdone became a partner in 1771. A militia camp was established here in 1781, and Lafayette was here in July and August, 1781.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1950
Region: Tidewater Region
Geographic Location: New Kent County
Physical Description of Location: 18639 Eltham Rd (Route 33 and 30 Eastbound), West Point, VA 23181. Marker is on right about 500 feet past intersection with Virginia Avenue.
GPS Location: 37.442357,-77.045703
Display on Google Maps
Display on Google Earth
containerbottom