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Near Blackstone in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Nottoway County / Dinwiddie County

 
 
Nottoway County Marker (obverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
1. Nottoway County Marker (obverse)
Inscription.  
Nottoway County. Area 310 Square Miles. Formed in 1788 from Amelia, and named for an Indian tribe. Tarleton passed through this county in 1781. Here lived William Hodges Mann, Governor of Virginia 1910-14.

Dinwiddie County. Area 521 Square Miles. Formed in 1752 from Prince George, and named for Robert Dinwiddie, Governor of Virginia 1751-56. General Winfield Scott was born in this county, and in it took place the battle of Five Forks, 1865.
 
Erected 1926 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-39.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansPolitical SubdivisionsWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1788.
 
Location. 37° 7.945′ N, 77° 53.986′ W. Marker is near Blackstone, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is on Cox Road (U.S. 460) 0.8 miles east of Rocky Hill
Dinwiddie County Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
2. Dinwiddie County Marker (reverse)
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Road (Virginia Route 153), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 W Colonial Trail Hwy, Blackstone VA 23824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Nottoway County / Dinwiddie County (approx. 4.1 miles away); Fort Pickett (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Burning of White Oak Methodist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Butterwood Chapel (approx. 4.7 miles away); Creation of Camp Pickett (approx. 5.2 miles away); Black’s and White’s Station (approx. 6.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); Nottoway Training School (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blackstone.
 
Also see . . .
1. Nottoway County, Virginia. (Submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
2. Dinwiddie County, Virginia. (Submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
 
Cox Rd (facing east) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 13, 2010
3. Cox Rd (facing east)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 645 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Dec. 2, 2022