Ridgeway in Henry County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
William Byrdís Camp
Near here, on Matrimony Creek, William Byrd pitched his camp, November, 1728, while determining the Virginia-North Carolina boundary line.
Erected 1937 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number A-57.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1728.
Location. 36° 32.778′ N, 79° 54.155′ W. Marker is in Ridgeway, Virginia, in Henry County. Marker is on US 220, in the median. Marker is located a short distance north of the North Carolina border. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgeway VA 24148, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry County / North Carolina (approx. half a mile away); Martinsville Speedway (approx. 6.6 miles away); Belleview (approx. 7.4 miles away); “Land of Eden” (approx. 8 miles away in North Carolina); a different marker also named Land of Eden (approx. 8 miles away in North Carolina); Annie Eliza JohnsLeaksville Cotton Mill (approx. 8.4 miles away in North Carolina); Calcium Carbide (approx. 8.4 miles away in North Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ridgeway.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 4. submitted on September 22, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.