Near Courtland in Southampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Southampton County / Sussex County
Southampton County was formed in 1749 from Isle of Wight County, a part of Nansemond County was added later. The county was either named for the English borough of Southampton or for Henry Wriothesley, third earl of Southampton. In Aug. 1831, a slave rebellion took place here led by preacher and slave Nat Turner. Confederate General and Virginia U.S. senator William Mahone (1826-1895) lived a portion of his life here. The county seat is Courtland, formerly called Jerusalem.
Sussex County was formed from Surry County in 1753 and named for the English county. The county seat is Sussex. This Jeffersonian Roman revival courthouse was completed by 1828 by brick mason Dabney Cosby Sr. He is best known for constructing a series of Jeffersonian courthouses in the style he mastered while employed as a mason in the construction of the Thomas Jefferson-designed University of Virginia.
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Z-31.)
Topics and series. This historical Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson series list.
Location. 36° 51.139′ N, 77° 8.058′ W. Marker is near Courtland, Virginia, in Southampton County. Marker is on Plank Road (Virginia Route 35) half a mile north of Big Woods Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Courtland VA 23837, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benjamin F. Hicks (approx. 6.6 miles away); Antioch Baptist Church (approx. 8.6 miles away); Sussex County War Memorial (approx. 9.2 miles away); Sussex County Courthouse (approx. 9.2 miles away); Sussex County Confederate Monument (approx. 9.2 miles away); Courtland School — Rosenwald Funded (approx. 9.8 miles away); Dred Scott And The Blow Family (approx. 10 miles away); Buckhorn Quarters (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Courtland.
Also see . . .
1. Southampton County, Virginia. (Submitted on March 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Sussex County, Virginia. (Submitted on March 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 804 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.