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Jonesville in Lee County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jonesville

 
 
Jonesville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
1. Jonesville Marker
Inscription. This town was established in 1794 as the county seat of Lee County and was named for Frederick Jones. Here on January 3, 1864, General William E. Jones, assisted by Colonel A.L. Pridemore, defeated a Union force, capturing the battalion. Union troops burned the courthouse in 1864. The present courthouse was erected in 1933. The town was incorporated in 1834, and reincorporated in 1901.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number K 10.)
 
Location. 36° 41.236′ N, 83° 7.071′ W. Marker is in Jonesville, Virginia, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 58) and Martin Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesville VA 24263, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Doctor Stillís Birthplace (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jonesville Methodist Camp Ground (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named Doctor Stillís Birthplace (approx. 2.1 miles away); Thompson Settlement Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); Pennington Gap (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Jonesville
Jonesville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
2. Jonesville Marker
. (Submitted on September 21, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Jonesville, Virginia. Wikipedia article. (Submitted on September 23, 2010, by Jeff Conner of Norfolk, Virginia.) 

3. Town of Jonesville. Official government website of the town of Jonesville. (Submitted on September 23, 2010, by Jeff Conner of Norfolk, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. GovernmentWar, US Civil
 
Dickinson-Milbourn House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
3. Dickinson-Milbourn House
Much of the fighting in the battle of Jonesville took place around the house (which was on the outskirts of the town at the time of the war). Federals of the 16th Illinois Cavalry surrendered in the field behind the house.
Memorial to the Unknown Dead image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
4. Memorial to the Unknown Dead
The plaque reads:
Unknown Soldiers
Battle of Jonesville
December 31, 1863
In Memory of the
Confederate Soldiers of Lee County
Light Horse Harry Lee
Daughters of the Confederacy
63rd Tennessee Vol. Inf. C.S.A.
Modern Lee County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
5. Modern Lee County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,377 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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