Boydton in Mecklenburg County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
County Seat of Mecklenburg
Location. 36° 40.041′ N, 78° 23.292′ W. Marker is in Boydton, Virginia, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is at the intersection of Madison Street (Business U.S. 58) and Washington Street (Virginia Route 92), on the left when traveling west on Madison Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boydton VA 23917, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boyd Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Mecklenburg County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Boydton Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boydton and Petersburg Plank Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Boyd Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); Boydton Academic and Bible Institute (approx. one mile away); Taylor's Ferry (approx. one mile away); Old Randolph-Macon College (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Boydton.
More about this marker. On the upper center is a photo of "Mecklenburg Courthouse in Boydton, VA." and on the lower center is a "You Are Here" map of Boydton.
On the right panel are three images carrying the captions:
(top)"‘Sir Archie’ sired some of the great racing champions including John Randolph’s prize stallion ‘Roanoke’. Randolph forecast the decline of Virginia and Southside as the cradle of racing champions."
(middle)"Ps class Pacific No. 1227 pulls Train No. 1 away from Boydton in May 1937 on its westbound run to Danville, VA. Operating on a local schedule, No. 1 departed Pinners Point (Norfolk, VA) at 9:00 a.m. on its 7 ½ hour, 207.3 mile run. With a departure of 1:30 p.m. from Boydton, No. 1 was due to arrive in Danville at 4:00 p.m. after making scheduled station stops at South Clarksville, Buffalo Junction, Virgilina, Denniston, Semora, Milton and Blanche. Travelers who preferred sleeping car accommodations could take Southern Train No. 3. With a scheduled 8:30 p.m. departure from Pinners Point, it offered through Pullman car service from Norfolk via a connection at Danville to Charlotte, North Carolina."
(bottom)"Looking west on HWY 58 toward the town hall (with cupola). The town’s water tower can be seen above. Circa 1945."
Also see . . .
1. Boydton, Virginia.
2. Boydton Historic District (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places
3. Mecklenburg County Courthouse (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Colonial Era • Notable Buildings • Political Subdivisions •
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 568 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 19, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 5. submitted on May 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.