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

History of Worsham

 
 
History of Worsham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
1. History of Worsham Marker
Inscription. This site served as the county seat when Prince Edward County was founded in 1754. The original courthouse constructed soon thereafter was replaced in 1776. The last courthouse here was built in 1832. The former debtors' prison built in 1787 and the old county clerk's office erected in 1855 are the only public buildings still standing. On 7 June 1791 President George Washington stopped here on his southern tour of the country. In 1872 the county seat moved to Farmville and this community was renamed Worsham.
 
Erected 2006 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F 65.)
 
Location. 37° 13.766′ N, 78° 26.552′ 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); Providence (a few steps from this marker); Randolph-Macon Medical School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Slate Hill Plantation
US Rt 15 (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
2. US Rt 15 (facing north)
(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.
 
Also see . . .  Worsham Clerks Office. Prince Edward County, Virginia (Submitted on May 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PlacesPolitical Subdivisions
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 551 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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