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Near Dolphin in Brunswick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Smoky Ordinary

 
 
Smoky Ordinary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 21, 2009
1. Smoky Ordinary Marker
Inscription.  The ordinary that stood on this site catered to travelers on the north-south stage road as early as 1750. During the American Revolution local warehouses were burned by British Colonel Tarleton, and legend says that it was from that occurrence that the ordinary derived its name. During the Civil War the post office (1832-1964) and inn were spared when a Union officer recognized the inn's owner, Dr. George M. Raney, as being a former classmate at the University of Pennsylvania.
 
Erected 1987 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number SN-61.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1750.
 
Location. 36° 49.992′ N, 77° 43.934′ W. Marker is near Dolphin, Virginia, in Brunswick County. Marker is on Old Stage Road, 0.4 miles south of Smoky Ordinary Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dolphin VA 23843, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Smoky Ordinary (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ebenezer Academy (approx. 6.3 miles away); Sturgeon Creek (approx. 6.4 miles away); Brunswick County, Virginia (approx. 6.7 miles away); Meherrin Indians (approx. 6.7 miles away); Brunswick County / Greensville County (approx. 6.7 miles away); Mabry's Chapel (approx. 6.9 miles away); Dinwiddie County / Brunswick County (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Wilson-Kautz Raid
 
Smoky Ordinary on Old Stage Road. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 21, 2009
2. Smoky Ordinary on Old Stage Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,922 times since then and 143 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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