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Cartersville Road & Tavern Road (facing south). image, Click for more information
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
Cartersville Road & Tavern Road (facing south).
Virginia (Cumberland County), Cartersville — ON 5 — Campaign of 1781
Early in June 1781, Maj. Gen. Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben saved some military stores at Point of Fork from British troops and then retreated south to Staunton River before being called to join Lafayette's forces. On 16 June Steuben crossed to the . . . — Map (db m18357) HM
Virginia (Cumberland County), Cartersville — ON 7 — Campaign of 1781
Two miles north, near the mouth of Willis River, Steuben camped, June 5-6, 1781, when driven from Point of Fork by Simcoe. — Map (db m21123) HM
Virginia (Cumberland County), Cartersville — JE 36 — Clifton
One mile north; home of Carter Henry Harrison, land patented, 1723. Harrison, as a member of the Cumberland Committee of Safety, wrote the instructions for independence (adopted April 22) presented by the county delegates to the Virginia convention . . . — Map (db m21117) HM
Virginia (Cumberland County), Cartersville — 6 — Hamilton High SchoolCartersville, Virginia — Cumberland County
Parents in the Cartersville area of Cumberland County met in 1909 to discuss the need for a centralized high school to replace the one-room schools serving white children in the area at that time. The county Superintendent of Schools led the . . . — Map (db m31609) HM
Virginia (Cumberland County), Cartersville — JE 35 — Lee's Stopping Place
Here at Flannagan's (Trice's) Mill, Robert E. Lee spent the night of April 13-14, 1865, on his journey from Appomattox to Richmond. — Map (db m21101) HM
Virginia (Cumberland County), Cartersville — 7 — Rosenwald School at CartersvilleCartersville, Virginia — Cumberland County
Julius Rosenwald, a former president of Sears, Roebuck & Co., continued the efforts made by numerous philanthropists to bring education to African Americans in the South. During the early 1900s, funding for schools was scarce; the South had half . . . — Map (db m21159) HM
Virginia (Cumberland County), Cumberland — O 44 — Campaign of 1781
Steuben, both on his retreat from Simcoe and on his return north to join Lafayette, passed near here, June, 1781. — Map (db m21120) HM
Virginia (Cumberland County), Cumberland — Z 197 — Cumberland County / Powhatan County
(Obverse) Cumberland County Area 293 square miles Formed in 1748 from Goochland, and named for the Duke of Cumberland, second son of King George II. The earliest call for independence came from this county, April 22, 1776. . . . — Map (db m21127) HM
Virginia (Cumberland County), Cumberland — O 49 — Cumberland County Court House
In 1749 the Virginia House of Burgesses divided Goochland County to establish Cumberland County. William A. Howard, an associate of Thomas Jefferson's master builder, Dabney Cosby, built the present Cumberland County courthouse (1818-1821). The . . . — Map (db m21121) HM
Virginia (Cumberland County), Cumberland — First Call For Independence
Near this place from the porch of Effingham Tavern on 22 April 1776, Carter Henry Harrison, a member of the Cumberland Committee for Safety, read the Resolutions of Cumberland County to citizens gathered there. These resolutions called for the . . . — Map (db m67315) HM
Virginia (Cumberland County), Cumberland — 8 — Jackson DavisCumberland Court House, Virginia — Cumberland County
Jackson Davis, an educational reformer and amateur photographer, was born in Cumberland County, VA, to William Anderson and Sally Wyatt (Guy) Davis on September 25, 1882. He attended the public schools of Richmond, VA, and received his B.A. from . . . — Map (db m21150) HM
Virginia (Cumberland County), Farmville — MJ 1 — Bizarre
Near here is the site of Bizarre, owned in 1742 by Richard Randolph of Curles. In 1781, his grandson, John Randolph of Roanoke, took refuge at Bizarre with his mother on account of Arnold's invasion. John Randolph lived here until 1810, when he . . . — Map (db m30204) HM
Virginia (Cumberland County), Farmville — Cumberland ChurchLee’s Retreat — April 7, 1865
Union troops arrived here after crossing the Appomattox River at High Bridge and found Lee’s army entrenched around the church. After a series of Union attacks, Lee was forced to delay his movement until nightfall when he began marching towards . . . — Map (db m11837) HM
Virginia (Cumberland County), Farmville — Cumberland ChurchUnion Closes In — Lee’s Retreat
Here at Cumberland Church, in the afternoon of April 7, 1865, part of the Army of Northern Virginia entrenched to protect the route west to Appomattox Station, where supplies awaited the men. The Confederate line, across the road behind you, . . . — Map (db m11839) HM
Virginia (Cumberland County), Farmville — Z 55 — Cumberland County / Prince Edward County
(South Side):Cumberland County Area 293 square milesFormed in 1748 from Goochland, and named for the Duke of Cumberland, second son of King George II. The earliest call for independence came from this county, April 22, 1776. (North . . . — Map (db m30212) HM
Virginia (Cumberland County), Farmville — O 52 — Engagement at Cumberland Presbyterian Church7 April 1865
After successfully crossing the Appomattox River at nearby High Bridge, Maj. Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys’ II Corps attacked Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. William Mahone that were entrenched on the high ground around Cumberland Presbyterian Church. . . . — Map (db m11861) HM
Virginia (Cumberland County), Farmville — High BridgeCritical Span — Lee's Retreat
From here you can see the 1914 steel railroad bridge that spans the Appomattox River above the brick piers of the antebellum High Bridge, which carried the South Side Railroad. The old wooden bridge and the wagon bridge, just to the east of it, were . . . — Map (db m29934) HM
Virginia (Cumberland County), Farmville — High Bridge Trail State Park
The "High" Bridge "There have been higher bridges not so long and longer bridges not so high, but taking the height and length together, this is, perhaps, the largest bridge in the world." C.O. Sanford, South Side Railroad's chief engineer, 1852 . . . — Map (db m29915) HM
Virginia (Cumberland County), Farmville — O 55 — James F. Lipscomb
James F. Lipscomb was born a free black on 4 December 1830 in Cumberland County. He worked first as a farm laborer, then as a carriage driver in Richmond. In 1867 he returned to Cumberland County, where he accumulated more than 500 acres of land. . . . — Map (db m30244) HM
Virginia (Cumberland County), Farmville — MJ 2 — Needham Law School
Just east of here is Needham, location of Virginia's first proprietary law school and home of founder Judge Creed Taylor (1766 - 1836), politician, jurist, and legal educator. Taylor's law school at Needham, which opened in 1821 and closed by 1840, . . . — Map (db m30239) HM
Virginia (Cumberland County), Farmville — The High BridgeHigh Bridge Trail State Park
“There have been higher bridges not so long and longer bridges not so high, but taking the height and length together, this is, perhaps, the largest bridge in the world.” -C.O. Sanford, South Side Railroad’s chief engineer,1852 In . . . — Map (db m83635) HM

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