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Emporia in Greensville County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Village View

 
 
Village View Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
1. Village View Marker
Inscription. Village View, a stately Federal-style mansion, was built about 1795 by James Wall and remodeled in 1823 by Nathaniel Land. It is notable for its elaborate scrollwork in the fanlight and sidelights around the front door, ornately carved mantels, decorative interior moldings, and massive hewn beams. During Civil War engagements at Hicksford, 7-12 December 1864, Confederate major generals W. H. F. "Rooney" Lee and Wade Hampton, attended by Village View owner Capt. William H. Briggs, met at the house. After the war, Briggs conducted the Briggs Academy, a private school for boys, in a small dwelling on the east lawn. Village View is listed in the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UM 42.)
 
Location. 36° 40.874′ N, 77° 32.711′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Virginia, in Greensville County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 301) and Briggs Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emporia VA 23847, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Village View (within shouting
South Main Street (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
2. South Main Street (facing north)
distance of this marker); Bishop William McKendree (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Edward E. Goodwyn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gordon Linwood Vincent (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Masonic Lodges (approx. mile away); Grave of Gen. John R. Chambliss, Jr. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans of the 1914-1918 World War I (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Soldiers of Greensville County (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Emporia.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Village View image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
3. Village View
Village View image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
4. Village View
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 656 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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