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

Providence

 
 
Providence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
1. Providence Marker
Inscription. Two miles east is the Glebe House where the Rev. Archibald McRoberts lived during the Revolution. Tarleton, raiding through this section in July, 1781, set fire to the house, but a timely rain put out the flames. Accordingly, the place was named "Providence."
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number F 71.)
 
Location. 37° 13.761′ N, 78° 26.55′ W. Marker is near Farmville, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is at the intersection of Farmville Road (U.S. 15) and Worsham Road (County Route 665), on the right when traveling north on Farmville Road. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Campaign of 1781 (here, next to this marker); History of Worsham (a few steps from this marker); Randolph-Macon Medical School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Slate Hill Plantation (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kingsville (approx. 1.1 miles away); French's Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Birthplace (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hampden-Sydney College (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Farmville.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Revolutionary
 
US Rt 15 (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
2. US Rt 15 (facing north)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 4 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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