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Farmville in Prince Edward County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Longwood

 
 
Longwood Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
1. Longwood Marker
Inscription.  
Property acquired 1765 by Peter Johnston. Home of Peter Johnston, Jr., Lieutenant in Lee's Legion and judge of Circuit Court of Virginia. Birthplace of General Joseph E. Johnston.

Purchased 1811 by Abraham B. Venable, U.S. senator; organizer and first president of First Bank of Virginia. Given by Samuel Woodson Venable in 1814 to Nathaniel E. Venable, officer in War of 1812. The present house erected by him in 1815.

Birthplace of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Scott Venable, C.S.A. (1827-1900). Member of General R.E. Lee's staff: Professor of mathematics and chairman of faculty, University of Virginia: Author.
 
Erected 1941 by Descendants of Nathaniel E. and Mary Embra Scott Venable.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicColonial EraEducationScience & MedicineSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1765.
 
Location. 37° 17.475′ N, 78° 22.734′ 
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W. Marker is in Farmville, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is on Johnston Drive, 0.1 miles south of Longwood Avenue, on the right when traveling south. 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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Longwood Estate (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Elizabeth Burger Jackson '34 (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Barbara Smith (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Longwood College (approx. 0.9 miles away); Robert Russa Moton High School Timeline (approx. one mile away); First Baptist Church (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named First Baptist Church (approx. one mile away); Oliver White Hill Sr. (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmville.
 
Also see . . .  Longwood House. National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on November 11, 2021.) 
 
Longwood Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
2. Longwood Marker
Longwood Estate image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
3. Longwood Estate
Longwood House image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places
4. Longwood House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,266 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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