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Stony Creek in Sussex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

History At Stony Creek

 
 
History of Stony Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 2008
1. History of Stony Creek Marker
Inscription. In 1864, supplies for Lee's army were carted from the Weldon Railroad here to Petersburg. Here the Union Cavalryman, Wilson, returning from his raid in Burkeville, fought an action with Lee's cavalry, June 28-29, 1864. The place was raided by the Union Cavalryman, Gregg, on December 1, 1864.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number UM 18.)
 
Location. 36° 56.78′ N, 77° 23.58′ W. Marker is in Stony Creek, Virginia, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of Blue Star Highway (U.S. 301) and Lee Avenue (State Highway 40), on the right when traveling south on Blue Star Highway. Click for map. Located near Exit 31 off Interstate 95. Marker is in this post office area: Stony Creek VA 23882, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nottoway River Crossings (approx. 3.3 miles away); Sappony Baptist Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Sappony Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Prince George County / Sussex County (approx. 3.4 miles away); Jones Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 5.2 miles away);
History of Stony Creek Marker looking South on US 301 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. History of Stony Creek Marker looking South on US 301
Sussex County / Dinwiddie County (approx. 5.4 miles away); Reams Station (approx. 6.5 miles away); Sussex County Confederate Monument (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stony Creek.
 
Also see . . .  The Wilson-Kautz Raid. The raid was in part to divert attention away from the major fighting in central Virginia during the summer of 1864, as well as an attempt to sever the Confederate supply lines leading to Richmond. (Submitted on May 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
History of Stony Creek Marker looking North on US 301 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. History of Stony Creek Marker looking North on US 301
Nearby RR Bridge over Stony Creek image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
4. Nearby RR Bridge over Stony Creek
Confederate cannon removed from Stony Creek. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 17, 2011
5. Confederate cannon removed from Stony Creek.
The plaque reads, "This Confederate cannon was found, removed from Stony Creek, and set upon this base by Charles Richard Williams, engineer and contractor who built the first double track railroad bridge during 1911 and 1912."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,583 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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