Winterpock, Virginia

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Winterpock, Virginia
Winterpock is located in Virginia
Winterpock
Winterpock
Location within the state of Virginia
Winterpock is located in the United States
Winterpock
Winterpock
Winterpock (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°20′46″N 77°43′10″W / 37.34611°N 77.71944°W / 37.34611; -77.71944Coordinates: 37°20′46″N 77°43′10″W / 37.34611°N 77.71944°W / 37.34611; -77.71944
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyChesterfield
Elevation
203 ft (62 m)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID1500336[1]
Reformed Baptist Church of Richmond, Est. 1825

Winterpock is an unincorporated community in western Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States.[1] Winterpock does not have its own post office.

History[edit]

The Clover Hill Pits were coal mines from 1837 to 1883. Many of the miners lived in town named Winterpock was named after the old name of the plantation, named after Winterpock Creek, possibly named by Native Americans as "Win-to-poa-ke".[2] Winterpock was the chief mining town. Winterpock, had over 1000 residents in 1870, but as mining dwindled the community of miners became smaller.[2]

All that exists of the town today is the Reformed Baptist Church of Richmond established in 1825 and a store that was opened in 1926 to sell gasoline and food for automobile travelers after the railroad was converted into roads.[3]

Winterpock was the name of the plantation of William Robertson dating from approximately 1680, he had two wives, Christina Ferguson and "Sarah". Offspring: John, William, Arthur(?), James, Robert, and others. John Robertson, b.1710 d.1811, migrated to Fairfield County, SC, to Winnsboro, and married Elizabeth Simpson, offspring William, John and Thomas.

Eppington was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Winterpock". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b Dallmeyer, Diane (2008-04-09). "A short history lesson on Winterpock and Clover Hill". Chesterfield Observer. Chesterfield County, Virginia: Observer, Inc. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  3. ^ Buettner, Michael (2014-04-02). "Welcome to Winterpock: the original 'boom' town". Chesterfield Observer. Chesterfield, Virginia. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.