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Near Capron in Southampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Buckhorn Quarters

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
1. Buckhorn Quarters Marker
Inscription.  One mile north was the estate of Major Thomas Ridley. In the servile insurrection of August, 1831, the houses were fortified by faithful slaves and made a place of refuge for fugitive whites. In this vicinity Nat Turner, the leader of the insurrection, spent the night after his defeat near Courtland, August 23, 1831.
 
Erected 1930 by Conservation and Developement Commission. (Marker Number U-115.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
 
Location. 36° 42.483′ N, 77° 8.545′ W. Marker is near Capron, Virginia, in Southampton County. Marker is on Southampton Pkwy (U.S. 58) near Buckhorn Quarter Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Capron VA 23829, 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. Dred Scott And The Blow Family (here, next to this marker); Nottoway Indians (approx. 2 miles away); Southampton County Veterans Memorial
Buckhorn Quarters Marker, looking west along US 58 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
2. Buckhorn Quarters Marker, looking west along US 58
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(approx. 4.2 miles away); Mahone’s Tavern (approx. 4.2 miles away); Courtland School — Rosenwald Funded (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Rebecca Vaughan House (approx. 4.7 miles away); "Thomaston" (approx. 5˝ miles away); a different marker also named Thomaston (approx. 5˝ miles away).
 
Regarding Buckhorn Quarters. servile insurrection - any uprising involving slaves
 
Also see . . .  PBS Online - Nat Turner Rebellion. ...In 1821, Turner ran away from his overseer, (Submitted on October 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Buckhorn Quarters Marker, looking east image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
3. Buckhorn Quarters Marker, looking east
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,162 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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