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Red Oak in Charlotte County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Charlotte County / Mecklenburg County

 
 
Charlotte County Marker (obverse) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
1. Charlotte County Marker (obverse)
Inscription. (Obverse)
Charlotte County
Area 496 Square Miles
Formed in 1764 from Lunenburg, and named for Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III. Patrick Henry and John Randolph of Roanoke lived in this county, and Henry is buried here.

(Reverse)
Mecklenburg County
Area 669 Square Miles
Formed in 1764 from Lunenburg, and named for Princess Charlotte, of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, queen of George III. Bacon the Rebel defeated the Indians near the present town of Clarksville, 1676.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z 44.)
 
Location. 36° 43.376′ N, 78° 37.833′ W. Marker is in Red Oak, Virginia, in Charlotte County. Marker is on Barnesville Highway (U.S. 15) 0.2 miles south of Wheatland Road (County Route 640), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Red Oak VA 23964, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salem School (approx. 3.2 miles away); Buffalo Springs (approx. 5.4 miles away); a different marker also named Buffalo Springs (approx. 5.4
Mecklenburg County Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
2. Mecklenburg County Marker (reverse)
miles away); a different marker also named Buffalo Springs (approx. 5.5 miles away); a different marker also named Buffalo Springs (approx. 5.6 miles away); Prestwould Plantation (approx. 6 miles away); Mecklenburg County / Halifax County (approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named Charlotte County / Mecklenburg County (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansPatriots & PatriotismPolitical Subdivisions
 
Barnesville Hwy (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
3. Barnesville Hwy (facing north)
Barnesville Hwy (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
4. Barnesville Hwy (facing south)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 5 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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