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Dendron in Surry County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Surry, Sussex & Southampton Railway

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2017
1. Surry, Sussex & Southampton Railway Marker
Inscription.  The Surry Lumber Company began constructing the main line of its narrow-gauge Surry, Sussex & Southampton Railway in 1886. Eventually extending 28 miles, the line began at Scotland Wharf on the James River, continued to the sawmill complex here at Dendron, ran southwest to Wakefield (where it crossed the Norfolk & Western Railroad), and terminated at Dory, a logging camp in Southampton County. At its peak, the SS&S operated at least 100 miles of track, including branches in Isle of Wight and Prince George Counties. The railway, which carried mail and passengers as well as lumber, ceased operations in July 1930.
 
Erected 2015 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-283.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1886.
 
Location. 37° 2.778′ N, 76° 55.856′ W. Marker is in Dendron
Surry, Sussex & Southampton Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2017
2. Surry, Sussex & Southampton Railway Marker
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, Virginia, in Surry County. Marker is on Rolfe Highway (Virginia Route 31) north of 1st Church Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dendron VA 23839, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Surry Lumber Company (a few steps from this marker); Cypress Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Carsley United Methodist Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Roadside Commerce (approx. 5.9 miles away); Wakefield Fountain Corner (approx. 6 miles away); Jerusalem Baptist Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); Colonel Michael Blow (approx. 6.3 miles away); Southwark Parish Churches (approx. 6˝ miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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