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Near Peters Creek in Patrick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William Byrdís Survey of 1728

 
 
William Byrdís Survey of 1728 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 27, 2013
1. William Byrdís Survey of 1728 Marker
Inscription. This was the westernmost point of the survey of the Virginia-North Carolina border run in 1728 by a joint commission from both colonies led by Col. William Byrd II of Westover. The exact end of the line was marked on October 26, 1728, by a blazed Red Oak tree on the east bank of Peterís Creek.
 
Erected 1971 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number U-36.)
 
Location. 36° 32.659′ N, 80° 17.709′ W. Marker is near Peters Creek, Virginia, in Patrick County. Marker is at the intersection of Five Forks Road (County Route 660) and the North Carolina state line, on the left when traveling south on Five Forks Road. Click for map. Five Forks Road continues into North Carolina as Moir Rogers Road. The place name on the Virginia side of the line is Five Forks. On the North Carolina side is Aarons Corner. Marker is in this post office area: Stuart VA 24171, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stuart (approx. 6.9 miles away); Reynolds Homestead (approx. 8.5 miles away); Lewis David von Schweinitz (approx. 9.5 miles away in North Carolina); Patrick County Virginia / North Carolina
William Byrdís Survey of 1728 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 27, 2013
2. William Byrdís Survey of 1728 Marker
Marker is just behind the Virginia and Patrick County line sign. Peterís Creek runs just behind the marker, crossing into North Carolina.
(approx. 10.3 miles away); Summertime and Life Goes On (approx. 10.4 miles away in North Carolina); Hanging Rock's High Flyers (approx. 10.4 miles away in North Carolina); Mountains Away From The Mountains (approx. 10.5 miles away in North Carolina); Rock of Ages (approx. 10.5 miles away in North Carolina).
 
Also see . . .  Betwixt Virginia and North Carolina. “In 1728, Colonel William Byrd of Westover on the James River established the Virginia-North Carolina border along with 19 other men. ĎThere was a well-defined cleavage among the Virginia commisioners; Byrd, William Dandridge, and surveyor Mayo composing one faction, Fitz-William and Irvine the other. Richard (Firebrand) Fitz-William objected to the employment of as many men for the expedition as Byrd desired ...í After concilliation ĎThe North Carolina commissioners, in recognition of his sympathy with their contentions, named on their map of the survey that tributary of the Dan now known as the Banister, Fitz-William River, while the Virginia commissioners, strange to say, left no tracing of the stream on their map, which was prepared by Surveyor Mayoí.” (Submitted on May 27, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraPolitical Subdivisions
 
West End of the 1728 Survey of the Boundary Line between Virginia and North Carolina image. Click for full size.
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3. West End of the 1728 Survey of the Boundary Line between Virginia and North Carolina
From William Byrd's Histories of the Dividing Line, published 1929.
William Byrd image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 2, 2015
4. William Byrd
This 1939 portrait of William Byrd by Paul Cadmus is part of a WPA mural installation in the Virginia Federal Courthouse Library in Richmond, Virginia.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on September 26, 2016.
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