Brief History OF Bath County Virginia When Was the Virginia Assembly First Petitioned, Regarding Surveys in Bath County? In 1727 a petition was sent to the Governor and Council requesting that fifty thousand acres of land in one or more tracts on the head branches of the James River to the West and Northwestward of the Cowpasture, might be taken up and settled upon. The signers were: Beverly Robinson, Robert Brooks, William Lynn and Robert and William Lewis. The petition does not seem to have been acted upon. However, it is interesting to note that as early as 1727 the Cowpasture River had already acquired its present name. 2. When Were the First Surveys Made in Bath County? It seems probable that no settlers appeared in Bath County before 1743. The first surveys were made on September 26, 1745 for A dam Dickinson by Thomas and Andrew Lewis. (Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)
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