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Near Farmville in Cumberland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cumberland County / Prince Edward County

 
 
Cumberland County Side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
1. Cumberland County Side
Inscription.  
Cumberland County. Area 293 square miles. Formed in 1748 from Goochland, and named for the Duke of Cumberland, second son of King George II. The earliest call for independence came from this county, April 22, 1776.

Prince Edward County. Area 356 square miles. Formed in 1753 from Amelia, and named for Prince Edward, Prince of Wales, younger brother of King George III. General Joseph E. Johnston was born in this county; Hampden-Sidney College is in it.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission 1928. (Marker Number Z-55.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 22, 1862.
 
Location. 37° 18.493′ N, 78° 23.317′ W. Marker is near Farmville, Virginia, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of North
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Main Street (State Highway 45) and River Road (County Route 600), on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmville VA 23901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bizarre (a few steps from this marker); Farmville (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Farmville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); The Crallé Family (approx. 0.3 miles away); High Bridge Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rich in History (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmville.
 
Prince Edward County Side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
2. Prince Edward County Side
Cumberland County / Prince Edward County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
3. Cumberland County / Prince Edward County Marker
The concrete bridge in the background passes over the Appomattox River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 707 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 29, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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