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Near Rice in Prince Edward County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Prince Edward County / Nottoway County

 
 
Nottoway County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, July 23, 2008
1. Nottoway County Marker
Inscription.  
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; Hampden-Sydney College is in it.

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, 1910-1914.
 
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Z-285.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1788.
 
Location. 37° 16.488′ N, 78° 14.228′ W. Marker is near Rice, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is on Holly Farms Road (Route 307) west of Sailers Creek Road, on the left when traveling west. 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. Lee's Retreat (here, next to this marker); Marshall’s Crossroads
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(approx. 1.6 miles away); Battle of Sailors Creek (approx. 2 miles away); Victory or Death (approx. 2 miles away); Ewell’s Line of Defense (approx. 2 miles away); The Final Clash: With Fate Against Them (approx. 2.1 miles away); Assaulting the Confederate Battle Line (approx. 2.2 miles away); Crossing Little Sailor's Creek (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rice.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 853 times since then and 14 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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