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Near Dinwiddie in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Campaign of 1781

 
 
Campaign of 1781 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. Campaign of 1781 Marker
Inscription. The British cavalryman Tarleton, returning to Cornwallis from a raid to Bedford, passed near here, July, 1781.
 
Erected 1934 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number S 62.)
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 37° 3.821′ N, 77° 36.381′ W. Marker was near Dinwiddie, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker was at the intersection of Boydton Plank Road (U.S. 1) and Gatewood Road, on the right when traveling north on Boydton Plank Road. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Dinwiddie VA 23841, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Chamberlain's Bed (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Dinwiddie Courthouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); Scott's Law Office (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dinwiddie Court House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Battle of Dinwiddie Court House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Early Education in Dinwiddie County (approx. 1.4 miles away); The War of 1812 / Winfield Scott (approx. 1.5 miles away); Vaughan Road (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dinwiddie.
 
More about this marker. The Virginia Department
Campaign of 1781 Marker on Boydton Plank Road (facing north). Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. Campaign of 1781 Marker on Boydton Plank Road (facing north).
of Historic Resources announced the retirement of this marker on July 16, 2015. There are no immediate plans for its replacement.
 
Also see . . .  State Retires Two Historical Highway Markers in Dinwiddie County. (Submitted on July 16, 2015.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 725 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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