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Near McKenney in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Roger Atkinson Pryor

 
 
Birthplace of Roger Atkinson Pryor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 21, 2010
1. Birthplace of Roger Atkinson Pryor Marker
Inscription.  Nearby is Montrose, the birthplace of Roger Atkinson Pryor, born 19 July 1828. Pryor practiced law before becoming a journalist and briefly owned newspapers in Richmond and Washington, D.C., in the 1850s. He served his Virginia district in the U.S. House of Representatives (1859-1861). During the Civil War, he served in the Confederate Congress and was a Confederate brigadier general and scout. He moved to New York City after the war and became a prominent lawyer. In 1890 he was appointed to the New York Court of Common Pleas and served as a justice of the New York Supreme Court (1896-1899). Pryor died on 14 Mar. 1919 in New York City.
 
Erected 2004 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-321.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 19, 1828.
 
Location. 36° 59.642′ N, 77° 46.228′ W. Marker is near McKenney, Virginia, in Dinwiddie
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County. Marker is at the intersection of McKenney Highway (Virginia Route 40) and Old White Oak Road (Virginia Route 610), on the right on McKenney Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Kenney VA 23872, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Origins of 4-H in Virginia (a few steps from this marker); Brunswick County, Virginia (approx. 4 miles away); Birch's Bridge (approx. 4.1 miles away); Dinwiddie County / Brunswick County (approx. 4.1 miles away); Darvills School (approx. 5 miles away); Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (1818-1907) (approx. 5˝ miles away); Sapony Episcopal Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Butterwood Chapel (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McKenney.
 
Also see . . .  Pryor, Roger Atkinson, (1828 - 1919). Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (Submitted on January 24, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
McKenney Highway (facing east) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 21, 2010
2. McKenney Highway (facing east)
McKenney Highway (facing west) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 21, 2010
3. McKenney Highway (facing west)
Roger Atkinson Pryor, 1828-1919 image. Click for full size.
4. Roger Atkinson Pryor, 1828-1919
Library of Congress [LC-USZ62-83418]
Roger A. Pryor, 10/18/16 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bain News Service, October 18, 1916
5. Roger A. Pryor, 10/18/16
Library of Congress [LC-B2- 4027-4]
Motrose, Dinwiddie County image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places
6. Motrose, Dinwiddie County
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,210 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 24, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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