Recently, on the way to West Point to attend
the West Point Mosquito and Gnat Festival a track meet, I pulled down one of my favorite places in Gloucester County: Freeport Landing on the Piankatank River.
|If you |
you can see the house pictured below waaaaay off in the distance.
(Or click on the image for a better view.)
|Love the double chimneys.|
Did you know that some people in Mathews pronounce them "chimbleys"?
|This is the actual landing part of Freeport Landing.|
Aside from my relentless mentioning of Freeport as the place where my German ancestor(s) on my mother's side jumped off the boat into Gloucester County, there's very little mention of Freeport Landing that doesn't involve the state of Maine, if one conducts a quick Google search.
Here's one recent Gazette-Journal article that mentions it. (Incidentally, the Hatch referenced in the article taught in the Mathews County school system back in the 1980s. His wife was also involved in the school system, if memory serves.)
Several blog posts on this site mention Freeport: here and here and here, for example.
Dear Gloucester Expert known as Chesapeake Bay Mother, can you fill us in on any significant memories/ knowledge of Freeport Landing?