Sutherland in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
On April 2, 1865 Fork Inn found itself on the Confederate defense line along the South Side Railroad. The ensuing battle left the house grounds occupied by Federal troops. Most of its contents were destroyed, and it was used briefly as a hospital.
It was purchased in 1873 by the William Meyers family who sold it to John B. Olgers in 1903. Mr. Olgers did extensive remodeling, portions of the original house and separate kitchen still exist. The house remains in the Olgers family.
Location. 37° 11.793′ N, 77° 33.832′ W. Marker is in Sutherland, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is at the intersection of Namozine Road (Virginia Route 708) and Cox Road (U.S. 460), on the left when traveling north on Namozine Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sutherland VA 23885, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Engagement at Sutherland Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Sutherland Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Sutherland Station (about 300 feet away); The Battle of Sutherland (about 400 feet away); Appomattox Campaign (Sutherland Station) (about 400 feet away); Rocky Branch School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Colonel John Banister (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Battle of White Oak Road (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sutherland.
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Sutherland’s Station. The American Civil War website. (Submitted on January 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Lee’s Retreat. (Submitted on January 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,015 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on January 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.