Heathsville in Northumberland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O-65.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 8, 1758.
Location. 37° 55.257′ N, 76° 28.776′ W. Marker is in Heathsville, Virginia, in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1828 Northumberland Hwy, Heathsville VA 22473, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Stephen’s Parish (approx. 0.3 miles away); Northumberland County Jail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rice’s Hotel / Hughlett’s Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Freedom for Slaves of Robert Carter III (approx. half a mile away); Korean and Vietnam Wars Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Northumberland Courthouse Square (approx. half a mile away); World War II Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Heathsville.
Also see . . . Phi Beta Kappa Society. Wikipedia entry. “The new society was intended to be ‘purely of domestic manufacture, without any connexion whatever with anything European, either English or German.’ The founders of Phi Beta Kappa declared that the society was formed for congeniality and to promote good fellowship, with ‘friendship as its basis and benevolence and literature as its pillars.’ Like these older, Latin-letter fraternities, the Phi Beta Kappa was a secret society. To protect its members and to instill a sense of solidarity, each had the essential attributes of most modern fraternities: an oath of secrecy, a badge (or token) and a diploma (Submitted on September 18, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,815 times since then and 156 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.