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NEW KENT COUNTY Established In 1654 From York And Named For County Kent , Englan ...

NEW KENT COUNTY Established In 1654 From York And Named For County Kent , Englan ...

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Description: NEW KENT COUNTY Established in 1654 from York and named for County Kent , England . In it are Chestnut Grove , birthplace of Martha ( Dandridge ) Custis , White House , home of Martha Custis , Poplar Grove , where Martha Custis met George Washington ; St . Peters Church , where Washington was married to her ; Eltham , where John Parke Custis , Washingtons stepson , died in 1781 ; Barhamsville , where Patrick Henry received money to pay for powder seized by Lord Dunmore , 1775 ; Providence Forge , remains of one of the oldest iron forges in America . New Kent County was traversed by Cornwallis and Lafayette in 1781 .

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