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Kenbridge in Lunenburg County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Town of Kenbridge

 
 
Town of Kenbridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
1. Town of Kenbridge Marker
Inscription. Kenbridge was settled during the late nineteenth century as a farming community. It was originally named Tinkling for a post office that was established here in Feb. 1890. The Virginia Railway laid its track through the community by 1907 and a telegraph station was established by 1909. On 14 March 1908 the Virginia General Assembly incorporated the town of Kenbridge, which took its name from the last names of local citizens William F. Kennedy and Lewis Bridgforth. By 1910, the first tobacco warehouses had been constructed, which with the railroad helped Kenbridge to become an important tobacco market and a business center for the region.
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SN 65.)
 
Location. 36° 57.643′ N, 78° 7.604′ W. Marker is in Kenbridge, Virginia, in Lunenburg County. Marker is at the intersection of South Broad Street (Virginia Route 40) and Main Street (Virginia Route 40), on the right when traveling south on South Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kenbridge VA 23944, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Craig's Mill (a few steps from this marker); St. John's Church
S Broad St (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
2. S Broad St (facing north)
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Lunenburg County / Nottoway County (approx. 4.7 miles away); The People's Community Center (approx. 5.7 miles away); Town of Victoria (approx. 5.9 miles away); Lunenburg County Confederate Monument (approx. 7.7 miles away); Court House (approx. 7.7 miles away); Union Academy (approx. 9.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kenbridge.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia for Kenbridge, Virginia. (Submitted on June 17, 2010, by Jeff Conner of Norfolk, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 557 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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