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Lovingston in Nelson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lovingston

 
 
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By Kevin W., March 6, 2011
1. Lovingston Marker
Inscription.  This place became the county seat of Nelson when it was formed from Amherst in 1807. It was named for James Loving, Jr., who gave the land for the courthouse, built in 1808-09. The town was incorporated in 1807 and again in 1871, and deincorporated in 1938.
 
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number R-56.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1807.
 
Location. 37° 45.576′ N, 78° 52.251′ W. Marker is in Lovingston, Virginia, in Nelson County. Marker is on Front Street (Business U.S. 29) just south of Main Street (State Route 1001), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lovingston VA 22949, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hurricane Camille Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Memorial (about 400 feet away); Nelson County World War Memorial (about 500 feet
Lovingston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 6, 2011
2. Lovingston Marker
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away); Nelson County World War II Memorial (about 500 feet away); Nelson County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Nelson Memorial Library (approx. ¾ mile away); Lovingston High School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Birthplace of Rives (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lovingston.
 
Nelson County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 6, 2011
3. Nelson County Court House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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