Near Chatham in Pittsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number L--50.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the George Washington Slept Here series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1752.
Location. 36° 49.441′ N, 79° 22.863′ W. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chatham VA 24531, 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. Markham (here, next to this marker); Rawley White Martin Residence (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bilhartz, Hall & Co. (approx. one mile away); Pittsylvania Court House (approx. one mile away); Pittsylvania County Confederate Monument (approx. one mile away); Hargrave Military Academy (approx. 1.1 miles away); Claude A. Swanson (approx. 2.3 miles away); Whitmell P. Tunstall (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
More about this marker. Marker is located between the VA 57 and VA 685 exits. It is alongside the marker for Markham. This Peytonsburg marker replaces an earlier one which was positioned at the intersection of VA 57 East and U. S. 29 Business (South Main Street) in Chatham. That earlier marker disappeared, apparently during road construction at the intersection, probably during the 1970's.
Regarding Peytonsburg. The actual site of the old town of Peytonsburg is just off VA 57 where Pittsylvania borders Halifax County, about 11 miles east of the marker.
1. George Washington Slept Here
President George Washington stopped at a public tavern in Peytonsburg on the night of June 4, 1791, as he returned from his southern tour. Having crossed the Dan River at Dix's Ferry that morning, he slept at Peytonsburg, and continued on into Halifax County the next day.
— Submitted July 19, 2009.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 871 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.