"Across the Creek" Fleeton by grandmaR
Fleeton Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 34 photos
Fleeton is across the creek from Reedville. I was talking to someone about being 'from' Reedville and he said he'd talked to an old lady and asked her if she was from Reedville. She said that she was, but she'd moved away for a long time and had just come back.
"Where do you move to?" he asked.
"Fleeton," was the answer.
I've never actually been to Fleeton - only seen it by the water. The sole remaining menhaden plant is actually not in Fleeton, but is in Tibitha, Virginia, United States in Northumberland County; location is 37°50'18"N 76°15'45"W; elevation is 14 feet. But I have put the menhaden boat pictures on the east side of the creek under Fleeton.
Fleet's Point received its name from Captain Henry Fleet, who left Jamestown to explore the area in the 1650's. Fleet's Point was part of an early 5,000 acre plantation granted by the King of England.
During the steamboat era Fleet's Point wharf became a landing for vessels between Maryland and Virginia, and the small village of Fleeton developed. The hotel, steamboat wharf, stores, and fish canneries are long gone. Remaining is the charm of a quiet village, with its new focal point being St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Built in 1945, Fleeton Fields is a gracious colonial home, situated at the edge of the historic village of Fleeton, overlooking Big Fleet's Pond and the Chesapeake Bay.
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