Rustburg in Campbell County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number R-62.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Government & Politics • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1780.
Location. 37° 16.613′ N, 79° 6.069′ W. Marker is in Rustburg, Virginia, in Campbell County. Marker is on Village Highway (Route Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rustburg VA 24588, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Campbell County War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Campbell County Training School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Original Site of Campbell County Training-High School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Col. Vincent W. “Squeek” Burnett (approx. 3.4 miles away); Montview (approx. 6.6 miles away); Lynchburg Defenses (approx. 7.1 miles away); Chestnut Hill (approx. 7.4 miles away); Oxford Furnace (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rustburg.
More about this marker. This marker replaced a marker from the 1930s with the same name and number that read “The place was named for Jeremiah Rust, who patented land here in 1780. The first courthouse of Campbell County was built here, in 1783; the present building was erected about 1848. The old ‘Fountain Hotel’ was built in 1795 and has been conducted by the Finch family ever since.”
Also see . . . Campbell Chronicles and Family Sketches, Chapter IV, Small Towns and Villages.(Submitted on May 28, 2013.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 864 times since then and 204 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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