WELCOME TO QUARTERPATH TRACE
The name Quarterpath Trace is described in a very interesting booklet, "Who's Who," by Bill Brown, which traced the street and subdivision names in Kingsmill: "During the 18th Century, Quarterpath Road linked the City of Williamsburg to its major post at Burwell's Landing near our 17th fairway. Since Lewis Burwell was the Naval Officer of the Upper James, and inspected and taxed most of the tobacco trade in the area, his warehouse and port complex were important to the area. In April, 1775, as unrest brewed in the City, Governor Dunmore ordered a Detachment of Royal Marines to remove the City's powder and shot from the City's Powder Magazine on the Courthouse Green. They carted it and Lord Dunmore down Quarterpath Road in the dead of night to the safety of a British sloop moored at the Landing, further fanning the flames of unrest. The road bed has been preserved in the woods to the west of Macaulay Road."
Featured in the November 1983 issue of Southern Living magazine, Quarterpath Trace is one of the first and most unique neighborhoods in Kingsmill. It was named for Quarterpath Road, among the oldest roads in Williamsburg. Quarterpath Road extended from Williamsburg to the James River passing what are now the 17th and 18th holes on the River course. This road was used by the English during the Revolution and it was the route of escape for Lord Dunmore and the British Marines when removing powder and shot from the magazine in Williamsburg in April of 1775.
Quarterpath Trace was designed to resemble a colonial village, with thirteen homes representing the original colonies being developed in the first phase. Comprised of a variety of building designs, including stores, kitchens, offices, schools and quarters, the houses are both single and attached dwellings placed on small lots, at interesting angles, about seven to an acre. With dwellings so close to the street each resident has a nice backyard to enjoy. In Colonial days, most would have had vegetable gardens. Today there are many interesting and charming gardens, each one framed by a white picket fence and brick walks. The original neighborhood sign, which now stands on Southall Road, depicted the layout of the first phase and has recently been refurbished. Today, the Thomas Gates and Edward Wakefield entrances have individual signs.
There are several community events that help to unite neighbors who hail from interesting and varied backgrounds; all share an appreciation for the history and beauty of the area. Quarterpath Trace has renewed a Christmas tradition by lining the streets with about six hundred luminaria . Assembling bags and placing the candles with friends put everyone in the spirit of the season. The evening of the lighting brings several residents out for caroling. Many Kingsmill residents from other neighborhoods come through to enjoy a little Christmas pleasure.
Parking lot picnics in the spring or fall bring neighbors together to share good food and music provided by a resident disc jockey. Finally, the parcel committee encourages homeowners to remain after meetings for snacks, drinks and music. It is a fun way to catch up with neighbors. The residents are from interesting and varied backgrounds.
The parcel is guided by a committee of six volunteers who preside over four meetings a year and help to address any problems and concerns. Over the last few years the neighborhood has been improved with new grass throughout and this spring we are enjoying the beautiful flowering pear trees planted recently. Each year Quarterpath Trace strives to maintain the beautiful design of a colonial village.
PARCEL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)
Quarterpath Trace is governed by a group of volunteer residents elected to the Quarterpath Trace PAC. The PAC serves as an advisor to the Kingsmill Community Services Association's (KCSA) Board of Directors on such matters as maintenance, painting cycles and landscaping. Below are the names of the current PAC and their areas of responsibility.
If you are interested in serving on your PAC, please submit a Statement of Interest form (located in the right hand column.)
|Parcel Chair||Susan Mowrey||130 Matthew Scrivener||
|Vice-Chair||Al Jaroszewicz||223 John Ratcliffe||
|Budget||Steve Siceluff||107 Edward Wakefield||
|Secretary||Rebecca Newman||105 Thomas Gates||
|Landscape||Carol Hughes||134 Matthew Scrivener||
|Hospitality & Communications||Catherine Hussein||117 Edward Wakefield||
2023 PAC SCHEDULE
All Quarterpath Trace's owners and residents are encourage to attend monthly PAC meetings. The floor is open for all to address the PAC on issues of concern, following the usual committee reports. Attending these meetings is your best opportunity to discuss issues over which are are concerned.
|PAC||Weds, Mar 15||6:00 p.m.||MBRC Fun Room and via Zoom|
|Semi-Annual *||Weds, May 17||6:00 p.m.||MBRC Room A and via Zoom|
|PAC||Weds, Aug 16||6:00 p.m.||MBRC Fun Room and via Zoom|
|Annual||Weds, Oct 11||6:00 p.m.||MBRC Room A and via Zoom|
TRASH COLLECTION SCHEDULE