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Encyclopedia > Kelton, Virginia

Lightfoot in an unincorporated community which straddles the James City County-York County border west of Williamsburg, Virginia. Originally known as Six-Mile Ordinary, Lightfoot is six miles west of the colonial capital on the Richmond Road (U.S. 60). It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... James City County, Virginia as shown on 1895 map James City County (formally, the County of James City) is a county located on the Virginia Peninsula, in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1634 Seat Yorktown Area  - Total  - Water 558 km² (216 mi²) 285 km² (110 mi²) 50. ... Nickname: The Burg Motto: Official website: http://www. ...


In 1881, the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway was built through the area, and a local station named Kelton was established in what is now the Lightfoot area. The source of the name is not clear. In 1882, when a post office was established, the first postmster suggested the name of Philip Lightfoot, who had been a prominent lawyer and merchant prior to 1748. However, it may also have been named for Lightfoot Taylor, who ran a stage stop there in the 1880s. The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) was a Class I railroad formed in 1869 in Virginia from many smaller railroads begun in the 19th century. ...


Nearby are Interstate 64, U.S. Route 60 and State Route 199, a semi-circumferential highway around Williamsburg, has its western terminus at Lightfoot. Interstate 64 (abbreviated I-64) is an Interstate Highway in the eastern United States. ... U.S. Highway 60 is an east-west United States highway, running 2,670 miles (4,300 km) from Virginia to Arizona. ...


Lightfoot is probably best known as home to the expansive Williamsburg Pottery Factory, as well as the strip of outlet and specialty shops, hotels, motels, restaurants and attractions such as mini golf and a go kart track. Williamsburg Pottery Factory The story of the Williamsburg Pottery mirrors the American enterprise system. ...


 
 

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