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Near Dinwiddie in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Campaign of 1781

 
 
Campaign of 1781 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. Campaign of 1781 Marker
Inscription.  The British cavalryman Tarleton, returning to Cornwallis from a raid to Bedford, passed near here, July, 1781.
 
Erected 1934 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number S-62.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1781.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 37° 3.821′ N, 77° 36.381′ W. Marker was near Dinwiddie, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker was at the intersection of Boydton Plank Road (U.S. 1) and Gatewood Road, on the right when traveling north on Boydton Plank Road. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Dinwiddie VA 23841, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Campaign of 1781 (a few steps from this marker); Dinwiddie Courthouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); Scott's Law Office (approx. 1.4 miles away);
Campaign of 1781 Marker on Boydton Plank Road (facing north). image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. Campaign of 1781 Marker on Boydton Plank Road (facing north).
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Dinwiddie Court House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Battle of Dinwiddie Court House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Early Education in Dinwiddie County (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dinwiddie Confederate Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away); The War of 1812 / Winfield Scott (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dinwiddie.
 
More about this marker. The Virginia Department of Historic Resources announced the retirement of this marker on July 16, 2015. There are no immediate plans for its replacement.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. New Marker At This Location also titled "Campaign of 1781".
 
Also see . . .  State Retires Two Historical Highway Markers in Dinwiddie County. (Submitted on July 16, 2015.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 947 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 6, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Jul. 5, 2022