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Blackstone in Nottoway County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Blackstone

 
 
Blackstone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
1. Blackstone Marker
Inscription. Blackstone was first known as Blacks and Whites, after two rival late 18th-century taverns. One of these taverns, Schwartz (Blacks) Tavern, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, still stands. The town was renamed for the English jurist Sir William Blackstone and incorporated in 1888. The Battle of the Grove, a Civil War cavalry action, was fought just west of here on 23 June 1864. The United Methodist Assembly Center, formerly the Blackstone College for Girls, is located here. At the turn of the 20th century, the town was a prosperous manufacturing, tobacco, and educational center in Southside Virginia. Nearby Fort Pickett was built in 1942.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 172.)
 
Location. 37° 4.654′ N, 77° 59.949′ W. Marker is in Blackstone, Virginia, in Nottoway County. Marker is on South Main Street (Business U.S. 460) 0.1 miles south of West Irvin Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blackstone VA 23824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Black’s and White’s Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nottoway Training School
South Main Street (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
2. South Main Street (facing south)
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Blackstone College (approx. half a mile away); Jamestown Oaks (approx. 0.6 miles away); Blackstone Female Institute (approx. 0.7 miles away); Union Academy (approx. 1.4 miles away); Creation of Camp Pickett (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fort Pickett (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blackstone.
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryWar, US Civil
 
Schwartz (Blacks) Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
3. Schwartz (Blacks) Tavern
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 740 times since then and 61 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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