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Clarksville in Mecklenburg County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Prestwould Plantation

 
 
Prestwould Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
1. Prestwould Plantation Marker
Inscription. The second William Byrd obtained land here about 1730 and named the place "Blue Stone Castle." The estate extended ten miles along Roanoke River. Before the Revolution Sir Peyton Skipwith came into possession and built the present house, which he named Prestwould.
 
Erected 1930 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number F 95.)
 
Location. 36° 39.424′ N, 78° 33.623′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Virginia, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is at the intersection of Highway Fifteen (U.S. 15) and Prestwould Drive (Virginia Route 1601), on the right when traveling south on Highway Fifteen. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clarksville VA 23927, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Occaneechi Indians (approx. 2.3 miles away); Buffalo Springs (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named Buffalo Springs (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named Buffalo Springs (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named Buffalo Springs (approx. 5.7 miles away); Charlotte County / Mecklenburg County
US Rt 15 & Prestwould Dr (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
2. US Rt 15 & Prestwould Dr (facing south)
(approx. 6 miles away); Mecklenburg County / Halifax County (approx. 7.8 miles away); a different marker also named Occaneechi Indians (approx. 7.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clarksville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Prestwould Plantation (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. The Prestwould Plantation. (Submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. Prestwould Plantation grounds & outbuildings. (Submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
4. Afrian American Heritage Sites - Prestwould Plantation. Prestwould Planation holds one of the largest collections of slave writings in the U.S. and one of the earliest known slave quarters in the South. (Submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansAntebellum South, USColonial EraNotable Buildings
 
Prestwould Plantation Gate image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
3. Prestwould Plantation Gate
Prestwould Plantation image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
4. Prestwould Plantation
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,083 times since then and 22 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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