Near Locust Grove in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Campaign of 1781
Erected 2009 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number OC-22.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is June 3, 1781.
Location. 38° 19.362′ N, 77° 43.93′ W. Marker is near Locust Grove, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Constitution Hwy (U.S. 20) and Brigadiers Way (Virginia Route Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Locust Grove VA 22508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grant Comes to Virginia (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grant’s Headquarters (about 500 feet away); An Uneasy Partnership (about 500 feet away); A Busy Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); Archeology at Ellwood (approx. ¼ mile away); Ellwood (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Headquarters (approx. ¼ mile away); A Military Scene (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Locust Grove.
1. Other places around this sign
If you continue down Brigadier Road you will see a small cemetery on the right. This is the Alexander Chapel and cemetery. (Sometimes referred to as the Dempsey Cemetery). The road is blocked but if you walk further down, you will see the intersection of old route 20 and the Parker Store Road--an important "little country road" of the Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-6, 1864.
— Submitted June 6, 2011, by Bob Johnson of Orange, Virginia.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,012 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 26, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on May 2, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.