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Tight Squeeze in Pittsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Whitmell P. Tunstall

 
 
Whitmell P. Tunstall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, May 27, 2012
1. Whitmell P. Tunstall Marker
Inscription.  One mile east stands Belle Grove, the home of Whitmell Pugh Tunstall (1810-1854). Educated at Danville Academy and the University of North Carolina, Tunstall was admitted to the bar in 1832. He served in the House of Delegates (1836-1841; 1845-1848) and the Senate of Virginia (1841-1842). As a delegate representing Pittsylvania County, he fought for a decade to charter the Richmond and Danville Railroad (part of the present-day Norfolk Southern Railway). He served as the company's first president from 1847 until his death. Tunstall is buried at Belle Grove.
 
Erected 1993 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number L-48.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 36° 47.193′ N, 79° 23.632′ W. Marker is in Tight Squeeze, Virginia, in Pittsylvania County. Marker is on U.S. 29, 0.2 miles south of Tight Squeeze
Whitmell P. Tunstall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, May 27, 2012
2. Whitmell P. Tunstall Marker
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Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chatham VA 24531, 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. Rawley White Martin Residence (approx. 2.2 miles away); Bright-Leaf Tobacco Barns (approx. 2½ miles away); Peytonsburg (approx. 2.7 miles away); Markham (approx. 2.7 miles away); Pittsylvania Court House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Pittsylvania County Confederate Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bilhartz, Hall & Co. (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hargrave Military Academy (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
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Whitmell P. Tunstall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, May 27, 2012
3. Whitmell P. Tunstall Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 27, 2022