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William Tell Coates

Born 1873 - Died Unknown

William Tell Coates (born 1873) was from Washington, DC, but in 1903 purchased a tract of land located between Hope Road (Route 687) and Aquia Creek.  There was a landing here than became known as Tell Coates’ Landing and during the early twentieth century, a considerable amount of timber, cordwood, and railroad ties were shipped from here.  The Pearson family later owned this property and the landing became known as Pearson’s Point.