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

Piney Grove and Southalls

 
 
Piney Grove and Southalls Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
1. Piney Grove and Southalls Marker
Inscription.  During the 18th century this property was established as a Southall family seat. Notable family members include James Barrett Southall, owner of Williamsburg's Raleigh Tavern, Turner Southall, member of the committee to build Thomas Jefferson's Virginia Capitol, and historian Douglas Southall Freeman. Furneau Southall constructed the original log part of the structure, later known as Piney Grove, about 1800 as a corncrib on his 300-acre plantation. "Southall's" was home to his family and 18 slaves. He was a grandson of family patriarch John Southall and served on the county Committee of Safety with John Tyler and Benjamin Harrison.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V-38.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAgricultureColonial EraSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 22.369′ N, 76° 58.718′ W. Marker is near Charles City, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker is on The Glebe Lane
Piney Grove on The Glebe Lane (facing east). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
2. Piney Grove on The Glebe Lane (facing east).
0.1 miles west of Southall Plantation Lane, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles City VA 23030, 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. Piney Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Binns Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Blanks Crossroads (approx. 1.4 miles away); Holdcroft (approx. 2˝ miles away); President Tyler's Home (approx. 3.3 miles away); Chickahominy Water Trail (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fort Pocahontas (approx. 3.4 miles away); Sherwood Forest (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles City.
 
Also see . . .  Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation. (Submitted on May 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 772 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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