Cemetery notes and/or description: Lawnes Creek Parish Church was the first church erected on Hogg Island in 1628 for the citizens of James City County who lived on the south side of the James River. Surry formed from James City County and the first parish for the area now encompassed by Surry County was known as "Lawnes Creek." The parish church members would have been buried at their place of worship as was the custom in those days. This site is now occupied by the Surry Nuclear Plant. No access permitted.
LAWNES CREEK PLANTATION, Rts 650 & 628 The peninsula of land about 2 miles in width and 8 in length between Lower Chippoakes Creek and Lawnes Creek and south of Hog Island, was, together with the lands adjoining upper Chippoakes Creek and opposite Jamestown, the first to be settled in Surry away from the James River. Virtually all this land had been patented before 1635, mainly by William Spencer, Captain William Pierce, Roger Delke, and Captain Lawrence Baker.