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Farmville in Prince Edward County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Longwood

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
1. Longwood Marker
Inscription. Property acquired 1765 by Peter Johnston. Home of Peter Johnston, Jr., Lieutenant in Lee's Legion and judge of Circuit Court of Virginia. Birthplace of General Joseph E. Johnston.

Purchased 1811 by Abraham B. Venable, U.S. senator; organizer and first president of First Bank of Virginia. Given by Samuel Woodson Venable in 1814 to Nathaniel E. Venable, officer in War of 1812. The present house erected by him in 1815.

Birthplace of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Scott Venable, C.S.A. (1827-1900). Member of General R.E. Lee's staff: Professor of mathematics and chairman of faculty, University of Virginia: Author.

This tablet placed by descendants of Nathaniel E. and Mary Embra Scott Venable 1941
 
Erected 1941 by Descendants of Nathaniel E. and Mary Embra Scott Venable.
 
Location. 37° 17.475′ N, 78° 22.734′ 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 Estate (a few steps from this marker); Longwood College
Longwood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
2. Longwood Marker
(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); Robert Russa Moton High School (approx. one mile away); Main Street - Mayor J. David Crute - EACO Theatre (approx. one mile away); Beulah AME Church (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Farmville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Longwood House (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Charles Scott Venable. University of Virginia Department of Mathematics (Submitted on May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. EducationNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsNotable PlacesWar of 1812War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
Longwood Estate image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
3. Longwood Estate
Longwood House image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places
4. Longwood House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,002 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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