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Near Boykins in Southampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Nat Turnerís Insurrection

 
 
Nat Turner's Insurrection Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 27, 2009
1. Nat Turner's Insurrection Marker
Inscription. On the night of 21-22 August 1831, Nat Turner, a slave preacher, began an insurrection some seven miles west with a band that grew to about 70. They moved northeast toward the Southampton County seat, Jerusalem (now Courtland), killing about 60 Whites. After two days militiamen and armed civilians quelled the revolt. Turner was captured on 30 October, tried and convicted, and hanged 11 November; some 30 blacks were hanged or expelled from Virginia. In response to the revolt, the General Assembly passed harsher slave laws and censored abolitionists.
 
Erected 1991 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number U 122.)
 
Location. 36° 37.143′ N, 77° 11.336′ W. Marker is near Boykins, Virginia, in Southampton County. Marker is on Maherrin Road (Virginia Route 35) south of Cross Keys Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is south of Courtland and the Southampton Parkway (US Highway 58) and north of the town of Boykins near the North Carolina border. Marker is in this post office area: Boykins VA 23827, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomaston (approx. 5.5 miles away); a different marker also named "Thomaston"
Artist's Depiction of Nat Turner image. Click for full size.
Via Wikipedia Commons
2. Artist's Depiction of Nat Turner
(approx. 5.5 miles away); Dred Scott And The Blow Family (approx. 6.7 miles away); Buckhorn Quarters (approx. 6.7 miles away); Nottoway Indians (approx. 7.3 miles away); Old Indian Reservation (approx. 8.7 miles away); The Hand Site (approx. 9 miles away); Mahoneís Tavern (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These are other markers that pertain to the Nat Turner rebellion.
 
Also see . . .
1. PBS' Africans in America: Nat Turner. (Submitted on September 28, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion. (Submitted on September 28, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Turner's Confession. (Submitted on September 28, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Southampton Insurrection; slave resistance; rebellion.
 
Categories. African AmericansAntebellum South, USNotable Places
 
Nat Turner's Insurrection Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 27, 2009
3. Nat Turner's Insurrection Marker
view looking south.
Meherrin Road (VA 35) and the Nat Turner's Insurrection Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 27, 2009
4. Meherrin Road (VA 35) and the Nat Turner's Insurrection Marker
view looking north toward Cross Keys Road.
"The Discovery of Nat Turner" image. Click for more information.
Via Wikipedia Commons
5. "The Discovery of Nat Turner"
Wood engraving illustrating Benjamin Phipps's capture of Nat Turner (1800-1831) on October 30, 1831. The original print is in the Bettman Archive and was reproduced for Wikipedia from the Encyclopedia Virginia.
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 5,378 times since then and 198 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 3, 2016.
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