Boydton in Mecklenburg County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Boydton and Petersburg Plank Road
A “Timbered Turnpike”
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
Location. 36° 40.127′ 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."
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,241 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.