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By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
Battle of Nottoway Markers
Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — Battle of Nottoway
“…the mingled roar of the musketry, and heavy lumbering of the artillery, seemed to rend the whole heavens…” At this railroad cut on June 23, 1864, 3,500 Union cavalrymen commanded by Gen. James H. Wilson fought a Confederate . . . — Map (db m6509) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — Battle of NottowayLee's Retreat — June 23, 1864
This was the first in a series of raids from Petersburg led by Union Generals James Wilson and August Kautz. The purpose of the raid was to destroy portions of the South Side and Richmond & Danville Railroads and curtail the use of these supply . . . — Map (db m18521) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — Black’s and White’s StationConfederate Detour — Wilson – Kautz Raid
In June 1864, to deny Gen. Robert E. Lee the use of the South Side R.R. and the Richmond and Danville R.R., Gen. Ulysses S. Grant sent Gen. James H. Wilson and Gen. August V. Kautz south of Petersburg on a cavalry raid to destroy track and rolling . . . — Map (db m14765) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — K 172 — Blackstone
Blackstone was first known as Blacks and Whites, after two rival late 18th-century taverns. One of these taverns, Schwartz (Blacks) Tavern, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, still stands. The town was renamed for the English jurist . . . — Map (db m18879) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — K 174 — Blackstone College
Three blocks south is the campus of the former Blackstone Female Institute, after 1915 Blackstone College for Girls, a teacher-training school that opened in 1894 with some 75 students including 29 boarders. James Cannon Jr., a controversial . . . — Map (db m19004) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — 18 — Blackstone Female InstituteBlackstone, Virginia — Nottoway County
The Blackstone Female Institute was conceived in 1891 by George Pierce Adams, a Blackstone merchant, and Joshua Soule Hunter, a Methodist minister. Originally designed as a school to prepare young female students to enter Randolph-Macon Women’s . . . — Map (db m31045) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — K 175 — Creation of Camp Pickett
Late in 1941, the U.S. government began the condemnation of some 46,000 acres near Blackstone to establish Camp Pickett and train troops for World War II. The action forced 263 families (totaling 1,181 individuals) from their farms early in 1942. . . . — Map (db m31051) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — K 173 — Fort Pickett
Named in honor of Confederate Maj. Gen. George Edward Pickett upon its creation in 1942, Camp Pickett was dedicated to the cause of a "reunited nation at war." Established as a 46,000-acre World War II Army installation, Camp Pickett was home to . . . — Map (db m19001) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — Jamestown Oaks
Through the Virginia 2007 Community Program the National Alumnae Association of Blackstone College planted 24 White and Pin Oak trees at this site to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, the first permanent English . . . — Map (db m32368) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — 19 — Mount Nebo ChurchBlackstone, Virginia — Nottoway County
Mt. Nebo Church was founded shortly after the Civil War in 1867. A northerner named Mr. Rickets bought the place called Oak Hill and began preaching to a group of African Americans at this place in the woods. The audience increased as people . . . — Map (db m20242) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — Z 238 — Nottoway County / Dinwiddie County
(Obverse) Nottoway County Area 310 square miles Formed in 1788 from Amelia, and named for an Indian tribe. Tarleton passed through this county in 1781. Here lived William Hodges Mann, Governor of Virginia 1910-14. . . . — Map (db m31053) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — Z 39 — Nottoway County / Dinwiddie County
(Obverse) Nottoway County Area 310 Square Miles Formed in 1788 from Amelia, and named for an Indian tribe. Tarleton passed through this county in 1781. Here lived William Hodges Mann, Governor of Virginia 1910-14. . . . — Map (db m31874) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — K 315 — Nottoway Training School
On this site stood the Nottoway Training School, the first public school to provide secondary education for African Americans in Nottoway County. In 1909, public appeals to raise funds led to the establishment of the school by 1913, making it one of . . . — Map (db m31052) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — SM 2 — Union Academy
Near here stood Union Academy, conducted by Hardy and Crenshaw from 1861 to about 1869. Dr. Walter Reed, who discovered the carrier of yellow fever, and Dr. Robert E. Blackwell, long President of Randolph-Macon College, attended school here. Nearby . . . — Map (db m31049) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Burkeville — BurkevilleLee's Retreat — April 5, 1865
This location, the junction of the South Side and Richmond & Danville Railroads, served as an important hospital, logistics and supply base during and after the Appomattox Campaign. General Grant spent the night here after leaving Jetersville. . . . — Map (db m18837) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Burkeville — Burkeville JunctionCritical Junction — Lee’s Retreat
Here at Burkeville Junction, the Richmond and Danville Railroad - the most direct route to North Carolina - crossed the South Side Railroad, which ran west to Farmville. Gen. Robert E. Lee planned to lead the Army of Northern Virginia down the . . . — Map (db m18833) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Burkeville — Burkeville Junction“Sights never to be forgotten” — Wilson-Kautz Raid
In June 1864, to deny Gen. Robert E. Lee the use of the South Side R.R. and the Richmond and Danville R.R., Gen. Ulysses S. Grant sent Gen. James H. Wilson and Gen. August V Kautz south of Petersburg on a cavalry raid to destroy track and rolling . . . — Map (db m18835) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Burkeville — 20 — Ingleside Training InstituteBurkeville, Virginia — Nottoway County
When the Russell Grove School in Amelia County grew too big for its building, land was found in Nottoway County near Burkeville for a new school. Built in 1892 to educate African-American girls, the new school was named Ingleside Seminary. It . . . — Map (db m31042) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Burkeville — UK 4 — Old Nottoway Meeting House
This is the site of the Old Nottoway Meeting House, built in 1769, the second Baptist church established south of James River. Jeremiah Walker was the first minister. — Map (db m31043) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Burkeville — Z 53 — Prince Edward County / Nottoway County
(Front): Prince Edward County Area 356 Square Miles Formed from Amelia, and named for Prince Edward, son of Frederick, prince of Wales, and younger brother of King George III. General Joseph E. Johnston was born in this county; . . . — Map (db m31787) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Burkeville — Wilson-Kautz Raid"Destroy both those roads"
In late June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia were engaged in a desperate defense of the city of Petersburg. Victory for Lee depended on a steady flow of supplies, brought in by rail. To force Lee from . . . — Map (db m18836) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Crewe — M 21 — Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1370
Near here is the site of CCC Company 1370 from 1935-1940. Among the most popular New Deal programs, the CCC was designed to encourage conservation of natural resources and employment training during the Great Depression. CCC 1370 enrollees were . . . — Map (db m19026) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Crewe — CreweLee's Retreat — April 5-6, 1865
Originally called Robertson’s switch, near here General Grant made a cross-country night ride through enemy territory to join Generals Sheridan and Meade at Jetersville. Here, plans would be made for operations against Lee’s army the following day. . . . — Map (db m6076) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Crewe — Ella Graham Agnew1872 - 1958
First women extension agent for Virginia and U.S. Department of Agriculture, born and buried nearby. In 1910 she organized tomato and canning clubs in Halifax and Nottoway Counties. Forerunners of 4-H and Extension Homemaker Clubs. A pioneer in . . . — Map (db m19024) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Crewe — M 18 — Francisco's Fight
American Revolutionary soldier Peter Francisco in July 1781 encountered about nine of British Lt. Gen. Banastre Tarleton's dragoons to the east at Ward's Tavern. Using his legendary strength and cunning, Francisco single-handedly bested his enemies, . . . — Map (db m19016) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Crewe — SM 2 — Lottie Moon(1840-1912)
Lottie Moon, a native of Charlottesville, was appointed by the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board as a missionary to China in 1873 where she served for forty years. She died on her trip home in Kobe, Japan, on Christmas Eve, 1912, and her ashes . . . — Map (db m31044) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Crewe — K 170 — Nottoway Court House
Near here on 23 June 1864, Confederate Maj. Gen. W. H. F. "Rooney" Lee positioned his cavalrymen between those of Union generals August V. Kautz and James H. Wilson, who were riding toward Burkeville. The resulting engagement, according to Wilson, . . . — Map (db m18877) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Crewe — Nottoway Court HouseLee's Retreat — April 5, 1865
Following the South Side railroad, portions of the Union army passed through this village and continued through Burkeville, encountering the Confederates at Rice's Depot. General Grant spent part of the evening here before riding to Jetersville to . . . — Map (db m18878) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Crewe — M-22 — Roger Atkinson Pryor(19 July 1828 – 14 Mar. 1919)
Roger A. Pryor was reared at Old Place near present-day Crewe. A lawyer and newspaper editor, he won election to the House of Representatives in 1859 and resigned in 1861. He agitated for secession in Charleston, S.C., and before the attack on Fort . . . — Map (db m14769) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Crewe — M 20 — T. O. Sandy
First Farm Demonstration Agent in Virginia lived one mile south. Appointed State Agent in 1907. Under his able leadership programs in Farm and Home Demonstration work, Boys Corn Clubs and Girls Canning Clubs were developed. In 1914 the Agency was . . . — Map (db m19022) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Nottoway — Nottoway Confederate Soldiers Monument
Erected by the Ladies Memorial Association of Nottoway July 20, 1893 Jeffress Artillery C.S.A Co. G 18 VA. Regt. A.N.V. Nottoway Reserves C.S.A. Co. E 3 VA. Cavalry A.N.V. — Map (db m20245) HM

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