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Zuni in Isle of Wight County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Zuni

 
 
Zuni Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
1. Zuni Marker
Inscription. Zuni, a rail stop along the Norfolk & Petersburg Railroad, was established by 1736. Confederate forces were stationed here in 1861 to protect the railroad bridge and the road leading to Suffolk. In May 1862, they destroyed the bridge to prevent Union forces from crossing the Blackwater River. From Sept. 1862 to Mar. 1863 skirmishes between Confederate and Union troops took place here and throughout the area. About 5,000 Confederate soldiers were here in Oct. 1862. After the war, the bridge was rebuilt, and service was reestablished to Zuni by 1868.
 
Erected 2006 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number U 121.)
 
Location. 36° 52.03′ N, 76° 49.978′ W. Marker is in Zuni, Virginia, in Isle of Wight County. Marker is at the intersection of East Windsor Boulevard (U.S. 460) and Zuni Circle, on the right when traveling east on East Windsor Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Zuni VA 23898, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Southampton County / Isle of Wight County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blackwater Line - Blackwater Bridge (approx. 4.7 miles away); Seven Confederate Brothers
Zuni Marker on US Rte 460 (facing east) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
2. Zuni Marker on US Rte 460 (facing east)
(approx. 7 miles away); Boykin's Tavern (approx. 7.4 miles away); Isle of Wight County (approx. 7.4 miles away); Isle of Wight County Confederate Monument (approx. 7.5 miles away); Sussex County / Southampton County (approx. 8.9 miles away); Isle of Wight County / Nansemond County (approx. 9.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Zuni.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,668 times since then and 177 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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