South Boston in Halifax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
DAR Memorial Cannon
Daughters of the American
Revolution donated this
memorial cannon in memory
of Halifax County patriots
who aided Gen. Nathanael
Greene's army in crossing
the swollen waters of the
Dan, February 14, 1781,
a decisive factor in the
Dedicated May 10, 1977
Erected 1977 by The Berryman Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 36° 41.681′ N, 78° 54.036′ W. Marker is in South Boston, Virginia, in Halifax County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (Business U.S. 501) and Main Street (Business U.S. 501), in the median 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 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Campaign of 1781 (about 600 feet away); Crossing of the Dan Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mizpah Church Washington-Coleman Elementary School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Minister Who Married Lincoln (approx. 3.5 miles away); Green's Folly (approx. 3.5 miles away); Nathaniel Terry's Grave (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in South Boston.
Also see . . . The Crossing of the Dan. (Submitted on May 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 543 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.