This is the ancient Woodford estate. Governor Spotswood and the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe stopped here on their way to the mountains, August, 1716. Here General William Woodford was born, October 6, 1734. He defeated Governor Lord Dunmore at the Great Bridge, December, 1775, and took an important part in the Revolutionary War.
Geographic Location: Caroline County
Physical Description of Location: Port Royal, VA 22538. Located on Tidewater Trail (Hwy 17), 2.25 miles southeast of the intersection of Tidewater Trail (Hwy 17) and State Route 610. Marker is on the right when traveling southeast on Tidewater Trail (Hwy 17).
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