Near Wylliesburg in Charlotte County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
War of 1812 Opposition — John Randolph
Erected 2010 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number FR-28.)
Location. 36° 51.648′ N, 78° 35.726′ W. Marker is near Wylliesburg, Virginia, in Charlotte County. Marker is on Kings Highway (U.S. 360) west of Barnesville Highway (U.S. 15), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saxe VA 23967, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Staunton Bridge Action (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roanoke Plantation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Paul Carrington (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wylliesburgh (approx. half a mile away); Charlotte County / Mecklenburg County (approx. 4.2 miles away); Carrington's Mill (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Battle of Staunton River Bridge (approx. 6.1 miles away); Wilson-Kautz Raid (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wylliesburg.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry for John Randolph of Roanoke. “With mixed feelings about slavery, he was one of the founders of the American Colonization Society in 1816, to send free blacks to a colony in Africa. However, he also believed that slavery was a necessity in Virginia ... In addition, Randolph remained dependent on hundreds of slaves to work his tobacco plantation. But, he provided for their manumission and resettlement in the free state of Ohio in his will, providing monies for the purchase of land and supplies. They founded Rossville, now part of Piqua, Ohio.” (Submitted on August 27, 2017.)
Categories. • Politics • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.