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Near Chatham in Pittsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Weatherford's Grave

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
1. John Weatherford's Grave Marker
Inscription.  One half mile west is the grave of Elder John Weatherford (1740?-1833) Baptist preacher for 70 years and early advocate of religious liberty. Jailed five months in Chesterfield in 1773 for unlicensed preaching, his release was secured by Patrick Henry.
 
Erected 1959 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number RG-5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionCivil RightsColonial EraLaw Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1773.
 
Location. 36° 48.465′ N, 79° 15.942′ W. Marker is near Chatham, Virginia, in Pittsylvania County. Marker is on Spring Garden Road, 0.4 miles south of Halifax Road (Virginia Route 57), on the right when traveling south. 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 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Markham (approx. 6˝ miles away); Peytonsburg (approx. 6˝ miles away); Whitmell P. Tunstall (approx. 7.2 miles
John Weatherford's Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
2. John Weatherford's Grave Marker
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away); Rawley White Martin Residence (approx. 7.3 miles away); Bilhartz, Hall & Co. (approx. 7˝ miles away); Pittsylvania Court House (approx. 7˝ miles away); Pittsylvania County Confederate Monument (approx. 7˝ miles away); Hargrave Military Academy (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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