Near Rice in Prince Edward County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1989 by Virginia Historic Landmark Commission. (Marker Number F-73.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil.
Location. 37° 16.517′ N, 78° 19.404′ W. Marker is near Rice, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is at the intersection of Prince Edward Highway (U.S. 460) and County Route 640, on the right when traveling west on Prince Edward Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rice VA 23966, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cavalry Battle at High Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker Cavalry Battle at High Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Rice’s Depot (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Rice’s Depot (approx. 1.8 miles away); Action at High Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Battle of Sailor's Creek (approx. 2.2 miles away); African-Americans at High Bridge (approx. 2.3 miles away); Camp Paradise (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rice.
Also see . . .
1. Lee's Retreat. Map and tour guide to key locations along the retreat route. (Submitted on August 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. High Bridge over the Appomattox River. Wikipedia entry. “Rebuilt after the Civil War to its former dimensions, the 21-span structure was 2,400 feet (730 m) long at a maximum height of 160 feet (49 m) above the Appomattox River Valley. Its owner, Norfolk and Southern, has abandoned the corridor, gifting 33 miles of the line to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. (Submitted on April 28, 2012.)
1. High Bridge has opened to the public.
A foot trail along the High Bridge Trail takes visitors to the bridge which is open to the public. The bridge crosses the Appomattox. The entire High Bridge Trail will eventually 34 miles long and still in development. To see the site of High Bridge from Farmville, head north out of town on Route 45, cross the river then turn east on River Road and continue 3 miles to a parking area. Be prepared for a walk and take some water. The bridge is a mile walk southeast of River Road, but well worth the hike.
— Submitted April 26, 2012, by Bruce RInehart of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,489 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. 2. submitted on June 8, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on April 19, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on April 26, 2012, by Bruce RInehart of Virginia Beach, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.