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Farmville in Prince Edward County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Longwood Estate
 
Longwood Estate Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
1. Longwood Estate Marker
 
Inscription. Peter Johnston (1763-1831)--jurist, Speaker of the House of Delegates (1805-1807), and father of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston--inherited Longwood estate from his father. He sold the property after he became a judge on the General Court of Virginia in Washington County in 1811. State delegate and businessman Nathaniel E. Venable inherited the property from his relative Samuel Woodson Venable and built a house there about 1815, soon after a fire destroyed an earlier structure. The State Teachers College at Farmville, now Longwood University, obtained the house in 1929. In 1949, the college incorporated Longwood in its name.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number M 33.)
 
Location. 37° 17.484′ N, 78° 22.736′ W. Marker is in Farmville, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is on Johnston Drive 0.1 miles south of Longwood Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmville VA 23901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Longwood (a few steps from this marker); Longwood College (approx. 0.9 miles away); Longwood University (approx. one mile away); First Baptist Church (approx. one mile away); R. R. Moton High School (approx. one mile away); Main Street - Mayor J. David Crute - EACO Theatre (approx. one mile away); Robert Russa Moton High School (approx. one mile away); Beulah AME Church (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Farmville.
 
Johnston Dr (facing north) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
2. Johnston Dr (facing north)
 

 
Regarding Longwood Estate. Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston was born at Longwood House in "Cherry Grove", near Farmville, Virginia. (Longwood House later burned down. The rebuilt house is now the home of the president of Longwood University.) Wikipedia
 
Also see . . .
1. Longwood House (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Longwood University. (Submitted on May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Longwood Estate Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
3. Longwood Estate
 
 
Longwood House Photo, Click for full size
National Register of Historic Places
4. Longwood House
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,158 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
 
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