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

Robert Hicks

 
 
Robert Hicks Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
1. Robert Hicks Marker
Inscription. Robert Hicks was born about 1658. By the 1690s he lived at Fort Henry near Petersburg and led traders to the Indians on the southern frontier. About 1709 he moved here to the future site of Hicksford (present-day Emporia) and became captain of the Surry County Rangers, a frontier militia unit. He commanded Fort Christanna from about 1714 to 1718. In 1722 he helped Virginia Lt. Gov. Alexander Spotswood conclude a peace treaty with the Iroquois in Albany, New York. He briefly joined William Byrd II and his crew surveying the Virginia-North Carolina boundary line in 1728. Hicks died nearby before 7 Feb. 1739/40.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UM 49.)
 
Location. 36° 41.231′ N, 77° 32.529′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Virginia, in Greensville County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Spring 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. Chaplain Thomas M. Bulla (a few steps from this marker); Greensville County (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Soldiers of Greensville County
South Main Street (facing north) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
2. South Main Street (facing north)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin D. Tillar, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans of the 1914-1918 World War I (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emporia – Greensville Veteran War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Shiloh Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); Grave of Gen. John R. Chambliss, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Emporia.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,063 times since then and 75 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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