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Gretna in Pittsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative

 
 
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By Tim Fillmon, July 25, 2020
1. Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative Marker
Inscription.  Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative was charted March 1, 1938, by a group of Mecklenburg County residents. The first office was located in Boynton, Virginia, The group's state purpose was "To advance the position of agriculture to enrich the life of the community, to free men and women from the heavy drudgery of the home and farm, this electric system was erected by the farmers and their neighbors to whom it supplies the limitless service of electricity." In 1939, the headquarters office was moved to Chase City. Soon the service area extended from Pittsylvania County, east, to Sussex County. Later District offices were added in Emporia, Gretna, and Chase City.
 
Erected by Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 36° 57.152′ N, 79° 22.421′ W. Marker is in Gretna, Virginia, in Pittsylvania County. Marker is on Vaden Drive (Virginia Route 40) 0.1 miles west of Fitzgerald Street, on the right when traveling west
Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, July 25, 2020
2. Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative Marker
. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 606 Vaden Drive, Gretna VA 24557, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yates Tavern (approx. 2.2 miles away); Claude A. Swanson (approx. 6.9 miles away); Hargrave Military Academy (approx. 8˝ miles away); Bilhartz, Hall & Co. (approx. 8.8 miles away); Pittsylvania County Confederate Monument (approx. 8.8 miles away); Pittsylvania Court House (approx. 8.8 miles away); Markham (approx. 8.9 miles away); Peytonsburg (approx. 8.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative. (Submitted on January 23, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 23, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.
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