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

Sussex County / Greensville County

 
 
Sussex County Marker (obverse) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
1. Sussex County Marker (obverse)
Inscription. Sussex County
Area 515 Square Miles

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

Greensville County
Area 307 Square Miles

Formed in 1780 from Brunswick, and probably named for Sir Richard Grenville, leader of the settlement on Roanoke Island, 1585. Cornwallis passed through this county in 1781.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z 33.)
 
Location. 36° 45.35′ N, 77° 28.94′ W. Marker is near Emporia, Virginia, in Greensville County. Marker is on Sussex Drive (U.S. 301) 1.2 miles north of Moonlight Road, on the right when traveling north. 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Halifax Road (approx. 4 miles away); Jarratt's Station (approx. 4.1 miles away); Memorial League WWI Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); Emporia Railroad History (approx. 5.3 miles away); John Day (approx. 5.4 miles away); Butts Tavern
Greensville County Marker (reverse) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
2. Greensville County Marker (reverse)
(approx. 5.4 miles away); Fearnought (approx. 5.4 miles away); Hicksford Raid (approx. 5.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Emporia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sussex County, Virginia. (Submitted on March 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Greensville County, Virginia. (Submitted on March 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Sussex Drive (facing north) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
3. Sussex Drive (facing north)
Greensville County Marker, looking south along Sussex Drive (U.S. 301) Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
4. Greensville County Marker, looking south along Sussex Drive (U.S. 301)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 581 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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