“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Blackstone in Nottoway County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Fort Pickett

Fort Pickett Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
1. Fort Pickett Marker
Inscription.  Named in honor of Confederate Maj. Gen. George Edward Pickett upon its creation in 1942, Camp Pickett was dedicated to the cause of a "reunited nation at war." Established as a 46,000-acre World War II Army installation, Camp Pickett was home to eight combat divisions, seven infantry divisions, and one armored division, during both the European and the Pacific campaigns. The famed "Cross of Lorraine" 79th Infantry Division trained here before the invasion at Normandy. The post was redesignated Fort Pickett and became a full-time training facility in 1974.
Erected 1992 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-173.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
Location. 37° 5.952′ N, 77° 58.049′ W. Marker is in Blackstone, Virginia, in Nottoway County. Marker is at the intersection of Cox Road (U.S. 460) and Military Road, on the right when traveling
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east on Cox Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blackstone VA 23824, 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. Creation of Camp Pickett (approx. 1.2 miles away); Black’s and White’s Station (approx. 2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); The Blackstone Hotel (approx. 2 miles away); Dodge Brothers Dealership (approx. 2 miles away); 108 North Main Street (approx. 2.1 miles away); L.B. Spencer Drug Company (approx. 2.1 miles away); Nottoway Training School (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blackstone.
Also see . . .  Fort Pickett. Army National Guard Maneuver Training Center (Submitted on May 18, 2009.) 
Cox Rd & Military Rd (facing east) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
2. Cox Rd & Military Rd (facing east)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,529 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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