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Emporia in Greensville County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative

 
 
Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 8, 2010
1. Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative Marker
Inscription.  Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative was chartered March 11, 1938, by a group of Mecklenburg County residents. The first office was located in Boydton, Virginia. The group's stated purpose was: "To advance the position of agriculture, to enrich the life of the community, to free men and women from the heavy drudgery of the home and farm, this electric system was erected by the farmers and their neighbors to whom it supplies the limitless service of electricity." In 1939, the Headquarters office was moved to Chase City. Soon the service area extended from Pittsylvania County, east, to Sussex County. Later District offices were added in Emporia, Gretna, and Chase City.
 
Erected by Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Rural Electrification 💡 series list.
 
Location. 36° 43.019′ N, 77° 34.784′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Virginia, in Greensville County. Marker is on
Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 8, 2010
2. Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative Marker
Pleasant Shade Drive (U.S. 58) west of Carter Road (Virginia Route 649), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1413 Pleasant Shade Drive, Emporia VA 23847, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Day (approx. 2.8 miles away); Butts Tavern (approx. 2.8 miles away); Fearnought (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hicksford Raid (approx. 2.8 miles away); Memorial League WWI Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Tarleton's Movements (approx. 2.9 miles away); Benjamin D. Tillar, Jr. (approx. 2.9 miles away); Chaplain Thomas M. Bulla (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emporia.
 
Also see . . .  Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative. (Submitted on October 14, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
 
Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative Marker along US 58 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
3. Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative Marker along US 58
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 437 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   3. submitted on October 21, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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