The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries established the first Virginia State Game Farm nearby in 1920. The state initially raised quail in captivity there to restock the birds throughout Virginia. The game farm was one of the earliest state facilities to breed quail in large numbers. Virginia's program attracted the attention of other states' game departments. In subsequent years the farm also bred wild turkeys for restocking. The site included a building for hatching eggs. In 1946 the farm's activities were transferred to the Cumberland Game Farm at the Cumberland State Forest in Cumberland County.
Date Approved by DHR: 03/16/05
Year On Marker: 2005
Geographic Location: New Kent County
Physical Description of Location: Pocahontas Trail (Route 60 eastbound), Providence Forge, VA 23140. Marker is on right about a 1000 feet prior to intersection with State Route 629.
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