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County seeking info on those with Revolutionary War roots

Did your family live in Gloucester during the Revolutionary War?

The county is seeking information from local historians or residents who have roots back to the colonial days in Gloucester. Residents whose family lived in Gloucester during the Revolutionary War may have information for a historical project the county is working on in conjunction with a consultant, according to Katey Legg, director of Gloucester’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism department.

South River Heritage Consulting is working with Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism on a grant-funded project through the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program. The project will include inventory research and documentation to identify probable locations of the engagements and sites related to the Battle of the Hook at Gloucester Point. Through a survey of historical documents and cultural landscape resources, South River Heritage Consulting hopes to provide a strategy for preservation planning.

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