Boydton in Mecklenburg County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Boydton and Petersburg Plank Road
A “Timbered Turnpike”
Location. 36° 40.127′ N, 78° 23.135′ W. Marker is in Boydton, Virginia, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is at the 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boydton Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Boyd Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boydton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mecklenburg County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Boyd Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Boydton Academic and Bible Institute (approx. 1.2 miles away); Taylor's Ferry (approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Randolph-Macon College (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boydton.
More about this marker. On the lower right is a portrait of Robert E. Lee with the caption, "Boydton Plank Road was mentioned numerous times in Robert E. Lee’s dispatches to President Jefferson Davis and Secretary of War John C. Breckenridge during the last days the Confederate Army was in Petersburg, Viginia."
Also see . . . Boydton Historic District (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,202 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.