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Boydton in Mecklenburg County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A Revolutionary Soldier

 
 
A Revolutionary Soldier Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
1. A Revolutionary Soldier Marker
Inscription.  Richard Kennon of Mecklenburg served as an officer in the 5th Virginia Regiment, 1776-1778 and later in the State Militia. He served in both houses of the General Assembly and was Presiding Officer of the Senate, 1800-1802. He died in 1805.
 
Erected 1962 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number U-80.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1805.
 
Location. 36° 39.765′ N, 78° 24.372′ W. Marker is in Boydton, Virginia, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is on Highway Fifty Eight (U.S. 58) 0.1 miles east of Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boydton VA 23917, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Randolph-Macon College (here, next to this marker); Boydton and Petersburg Plank Road (here, next to this marker); Taylor's Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Boydton Academic and Bible Institute
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(a few steps from this marker); Esso Gas Station (approx. one mile away); Monument to Confederate Soldiers of Mecklenburg (approx. one mile away); Boydton (approx. one mile away); Boyd Tavern (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boydton.
 
US Rt 58 (facing east) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
2. US Rt 58 (facing east)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 782 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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