South Boston in Halifax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
DAR Memorial Cannon
Daughters of the American
Revolution donated this
memorial cannon in memory
of Halifax County patriots
who aided Gen. Nathanael
Greene's army in crossing
the swollen waters of the
Dan, February 14, 1781,
a decisive factor in the
Dedicated May 10, 1977
Erected 1977 by The Berryman Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1792.
Location. 36° 41.681′ N, 78° 54.036′ W. Marker is in South Boston, Virginia, in Halifax County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (Business U.S. 501) and Main Street (Business U.S. 501), in the median on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Boston VA 24592, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Crossing of the Dan (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Retreat to the Dan (about 600 feet away); Campaign of 1781 (about 600 feet away); Refuge and Recovery in Halifax County (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Here to Victory at Yorktown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crossing of the Dan Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Crossing of the Dan River (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Race to the Dan (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Boston.
Also see . . . The Crossing of the Dan. (Submitted on May 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 725 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.