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Wakefield in Sussex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sussex County / Southampton County

 
 
Sussex County Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
1. Sussex County Marker
Inscription. (Obverse)
Sussex County
Area 515 Square Miles

Formed in 1753 from Surry, and named for an English county. Cornwallis passed through this county in 1781.

(Reverse)
Southampton County
Area 604 Square Miles

Formed in 1748 from Isle of Wight and Nansemond. Named for a locality that was originally named for the Earl of Southampton, active in the first settlement. General William Mahone was born in this county.
 
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z 268.)
 
Location. 36° 56.905′ N, 76° 57.427′ W. Marker is in Wakefield, Virginia, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of General Mahone Highway (U.S. 460) and Skeet lane, on the right when traveling west on General Mahone Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wakefield VA 23888, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Michael Blow (approx. 1.4 miles away); Early Peanut Crop (approx. 6.2 miles away); Ellis Preaching House (approx. 7.4 miles away); Southampton County / Isle of Wight County
Southampton County Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
2. Southampton County Marker
(approx. 8.8 miles away); Zuni (approx. 8.9 miles away); Miles B. Carpenter (approx. 9.8 miles away); Coppahaunk Springs (approx. 9.8 miles away); Carsley United Methodist Church (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Sussex County, Virginia. (Submitted on March 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Southampton County, Virginia. (Submitted on March 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Sussex County / Southampton County Marker on US Rte 460 (facing west). Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
3. Sussex County / Southampton County Marker on US Rte 460 (facing west).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 684 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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