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

Slate Hill Plantation

 
 
Slate Hill Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
1. Slate Hill Plantation Marker
Inscription.  To the west is the estate of Nathaniel Venable (1733-1804), Slate Hill Plantation. He was a prominent citizen of Prince Edward County, serving in the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1766 to 1768. During the Revolutionary War, he was a member of the Prince Edward County Committee of Safety and represented his community in the Senate of Virginia from 1780 to 1782. Members of the Hanover Presbytery met at Slate Hill on 1-2 Feb. 1775 and formed the Prince Edward Academy, which in 1776 was named Hampden-Sydney College. Venable became one of the charter trustees of the institution.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F-66.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraEducationSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 37° 13.081′ N, 78° 26.551′ W. Marker is near Farmville, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is on Farmville Road (U.S. 15) 0.8 miles south of Worsham Road (County
US Rt 15 (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
2. US Rt 15 (facing south)
Route 665), 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Providence (approx. 0.8 miles away); Campaign of 1781 (approx. 0.8 miles away); History of Worsham (approx. 0.8 miles away); Randolph-Macon Medical School (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Birthplace (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hampden-Sydney College (approx. 1.9 miles away); Presbyterian Seminary (approx. 1.9 miles away); Kingsville (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmville.
 
Slate Hill Plantation Lane image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2010
3. Slate Hill Plantation Lane
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,343 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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Oct. 29, 2020