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

Col. John Banister

(1734-1788)

 
 
Col. John Banister Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, August 21, 2021
1. Col. John Banister Marker
Inscription.  John Banister, Revolutionary leader, is buried one mile to the south. A tobacco planter and entrepreneur, Banister operated sawmills and flour mills near Petersburg. He lived at Battersea, an architecturally distinguished house about 10 miles east of here, and served in the Virginia House of Burgesses. During the 1770s Banister attended Virginia's Revolutionary Conventions and sat on the committee that produced the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the state's first constitution. He was later elected to the House of Delegates and the Continental Congress. Banister signed the Articles of Confederation, served as a militia colonel during the Revolution, and was the first mayor of Petersburg.
 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-308.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list.
 
Location. 37° 
Col. John Banister Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, August 21, 2021
2. Col. John Banister Marker
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11.7′ N, 77° 35.18′ W. Marker is near Sutherland, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is on Cox Road (U.S. 460) 0.7 miles east of County Road F-804, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18416 Cox Rd, Sutherland VA 23885, 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. Rocky Branch School (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Battle of Sutherland (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sutherland Station (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Sutherland Station (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fork Inn (approx. 1.2 miles away); Engagement at Sutherland Station (approx. 1.3 miles away); Appomattox Campaign (Sutherland Station) (approx. 1.3 miles away); Battle of Five Forks (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sutherland.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Old Marker At This Location titled "Colonel John Banister".
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Oct. 7, 2022