Welcome to Gloucester Point-A Point for the Defense - Gloucester Point VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 37° 15.025 W 076° 30.085
18S E 366845 N 4123708
Quick Description: You are standing at the entrance to Tyndall’s Point Park. These protected remains of a Civil War fort survive to help take us back into the history of Gloucester Point.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/31/2020 6:10:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM13BD2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
Views: 0

Long Description:
Welcome to Gloucester Point-A Point for the Defense-- You are standing at the entrance to Tyndall’s Point Park. These protected remains of a Civil War fort survive to help take us back into the history of Gloucester Point. Nearby, you will find signs and brochures explaining events that occurred here during the American Revolution and the Civil War. You can also explore the eight-sign Point Walk ahead, strolling through 400 years of history.

English settlers, redcoat and patriot armies, and blue and gray citizen soldiers have defended and attacked this point during rebellions, revolutions and civil war. Today, the County of Gloucester and the National Park Service work together to protect the grounds while the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, located across Route 17, guards against environmental enemies of the Chesapeake Bay.

Enjoy your visit but please stay on the walkway and respect the plants and earthworks in this preserve. With your assistance, these unique pieces of history will survive for future generations.

The Tyndall’s Point Park Walkway is a cooperative venture of Gloucester County, the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network and the National Park Service.

LOCATION: Marker is in Gloucester Point, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is on Vernon Street near Riverview Street, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located at the entrance to Tyndall's Point Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1376 Vernon Street, Gloucester Point VA 23062, United States of America.
Related Website: [Web Link]

Terrain Rating:

Visit Instructions:
To post a log for this waymark a photo of you, the sign at the waymark with your GPS in view must be uploaded.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest U.S. Civil War Sites
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
Don.Morfe visited Welcome to Gloucester Point-A Point for the Defense - Gloucester Point VA 9/24/2021 Don.Morfe visited it