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

Fort Pickett

 
 
Fort Pickett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
1. Fort Pickett Marker
Inscription. Named in honor of Confederate Maj. Gen. George Edward Pickett upon its creation in 1942, Camp Pickett was dedicated to the cause of a "reunited nation at war." Established as a 46,000-acre World War II Army installation, Camp Pickett was home to eight combat divisions, seven infantry divisions, and one armored division, during both the European and the Pacific campaigns. The famed "Cross of Lorraine" 79th Infantry Division trained here before the invasion at Normandy. The post was redesignated Fort Pickett and became a full-time training facility in 1974.
 
Erected 1992 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 173.)
 
Location. 37° 5.952′ N, 77° 58.049′ W. Marker is in Blackstone, Virginia, in Nottoway County. Marker is at the intersection of Cox Road (U.S. 460) and Military Road, on the right when traveling east on Cox Road. 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Creation of Camp Pickett (approx. 1.2 miles away); Black’s and White’s Station (approx. 2 miles away); Nottoway Training School (approx. 2.1 miles away);
Cox Rd & Military Rd (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
2. Cox Rd & Military Rd (facing east)
Blackstone (approx. 2.3 miles away); Blackstone College (approx. 2.7 miles away); Jamestown Oaks (approx. 2.9 miles away); Blackstone Female Institute (approx. 2.9 miles away); Union Academy (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blackstone.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Pickett. Army National Guard Maneuver Training Center (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,150 times since then and 93 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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