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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Kenbridge in Lunenburg County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Town of Kenbridge

Town of Kenbridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
1. Town of Kenbridge Marker
Inscription.  Kenbridge was settled during the late nineteenth century as a farming community. It was originally named Tinkling for a post office that was established here in Feb. 1890. The Virginia Railway laid its track through the community by 1907 and a telegraph station was established by 1909. On 14 March 1908 the Virginia General Assembly incorporated the town of Kenbridge, which took its name from the last names of local citizens William F. Kennedy and Lewis Bridgforth. By 1910, the first tobacco warehouses had been constructed, which with the railroad helped Kenbridge to become an important tobacco market and a business center for the region.
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SN-65.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 14, 1908.
Location. 36° 57.643′ N, 78° 7.604′ W.
S Broad St (facing north) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
2. S Broad St (facing north)
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Marker is in Kenbridge, Virginia, in Lunenburg County. Marker is at the intersection of South Broad Street (Virginia Route 40) and Main Street (Virginia Route 40), on the right when traveling south on South Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kenbridge VA 23944, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Craig's Mill (a few steps from this marker); St. John’s Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kennedy's Store ca. 1908 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Glebe of Cumberland Parish (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lunenburg County / Nottoway County (approx. 4.7 miles away); Lunenburg High School (approx. 4.7 miles away); Nathaniel Lee Hawthorne (approx. 5˝ miles away); The Peoples Community Center (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenbridge.
Also see . . .  Wikipedia for Kenbridge, Virginia. (Submitted on June 17, 2010, by Jeff Conner of Norfolk, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,029 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Mar. 24, 2023