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Callands in Pittsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Callands

 
 
Callands Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 17, 2013
1. Callands Marker
The last line of the marker reads "18 ." with the last two digits wiped out. Those probably were "1874." at one time, but were wiped out in an attempt to correct the text to read "1784."
Inscription. Pittsylvania was cut off from Halifax in 1767 and the courthouse was built here. In 1769 a town named Chatham was established here on lands of James Roberts. A few years later Samuel Calland opened a store and the town took his name. In 1777 Henry County was cut off from Pittsylvania, and the county seat moved to Competition, more centrally located. The name Competition became Chatham in 18__.
 
Erected 1949 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number LT 1.)
 
Location. 36° 49.41′ N, 79° 34.98′ W. Marker is in Callands, Virginia, in Pittsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Callands Road (State Highway 57) and Sago Road (County Route 969), on the right when traveling west on Callands Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Callands VA 24530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Callands War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clerk's Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hargrave Military Academy (approx. 10.2 miles away); Pittsylvania Court House (approx. 10.2 miles away); Pittsylvania County Confederate Monument
Callands Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 17, 2013
2. Callands Marker
(approx. 10.2 miles away); Bilhartz, Hall & Co. (approx. 10.2 miles away); Rawley White Martin Residence (approx. 10.3 miles away); Claude A. Swanson (approx. 10.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Callands.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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