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South Boston in Halifax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Campaign of 1781

 
 
Campaign of 1781 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
1. Campaign of 1781 Marker
Inscription. Boyd's and Irwin's ferries to the west were used by Nathanael Greene in his passage of Dan River, in mid-February, 1781, while Cornwallis was in close pursuit. Edward Carrington collected the boats for the crossing.
 
Erected 1939 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number UL 2.)
 
Location. 36° 41.764′ N, 78° 53.976′ W. Marker is in South Boston, Virginia, in Halifax County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (Business U.S. 501) and Wren Street, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Boston VA 24592, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Retreat to the Dan (here, next to this marker); DAR Memorial Cannon (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crossing of the Dan Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mizpah Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington-Coleman Elementary School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Minister Who Married Lincoln (approx. 3.4 miles away); Green's Folly (approx. 3.4 miles away); Nathaniel Terry's Grave (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in South Boston.
 
Also see . . .  The Crossing of the Dan
Broad St view of the Dan River (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
2. Broad St view of the Dan River (facing south)
. (Submitted on May 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 2 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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