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

Town of Victoria

Town of Victoria Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 21, 2009
1. Town of Victoria Marker
Inscription.  The town of Victoria, located halfway between Roanoke and Norfolk, was conceived in 1906 when the Virginian Railway was built to transport coal from Southwest Virginia to Tidewater. Henry H. Rogers, builder of the Virginian Railway, probably named the town after Queen Victoria. The town grew up around the railroad shops, and was built on farmlands and forests. The shops remained in Victoria until 1959, when the railroad merged with the present-day Norfolk Southern. Victoria was incorporated by the Lunenburg County Circuit Court in April 1909, and later by the General Assembly on 11 March 1916.
Erected 1995 by Depaertment of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SN-64.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 11, 1916.
Location. 36° 59.612′ N, 78° 13.571′ W. Marker is in Victoria, Virginia, in Lunenburg County. Marker is at the intersection
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of Main Street (Virginia Route 40) and 6th Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria VA 23974, 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. Businesses & Merchants (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); People of Victoria (about 300 feet away); Railroad History (about 300 feet away); Places of the Past (about 300 feet away); The Peoples Community Center (approx. half a mile away); Nathaniel Lee Hawthorne (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lunenburg High School (approx. 1˝ miles away); Lunenburg County Confederate Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
Main St (facing west) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
2. Main St (facing west)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 895 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   2. submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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