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

Sussex County / Greensville County

 
 
Sussex County Marker (obverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
1. Sussex County Marker (obverse)
Inscription.  
Sussex County. Area 515 Square Miles. Formed in 1753 from Surry, and named for an English county. Cornwallis passed through this county in 1781.

Greensville County. Area 307 Square Miles. Formed in 1780 from Brunswick, and probably named for Sir Richard Grenville, leader of the settlement on Roanoke Island, 1585. Cornwallis passed through this county in 1781.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-33.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1753.
 
Location. 36° 45.35′ N, 77° 28.94′ W. Marker is near Emporia, Virginia, in Greensville County. Marker is on Sussex Drive (U.S. 301) 1.2 miles north of Moonlight Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3190 Sussex Dr, Emporia VA 23847, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Halifax Road (approx. 4 miles away); Jarratt's Station
Greensville County Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
2. Greensville County Marker (reverse)
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(approx. 4.1 miles away); Greensville County Training School (approx. 4.9 miles away); Memorial League WWI Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); Emporia Railroad History (approx. 5.3 miles away); John Day (approx. 5.4 miles away); Butts Tavern (approx. 5.4 miles away); Fearnought (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emporia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Greensville County, Virginia. County website homepage (Submitted on March 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

2. Sussex County, Virginia. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on April 22, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Sussex Drive (facing north) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 9, 2009
3. Sussex Drive (facing north)
Greensville County Marker, looking south along Sussex Drive (U.S. 301) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
4. Greensville County Marker, looking south along Sussex Drive (U.S. 301)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 750 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   4. submitted on October 14, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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Aug. 9, 2022