“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Gretna in Pittsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Hickey's Road

Hickey's Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
1. Hickey's Road Marker
Inscription.  Hickey’s Road, first laid off by court order in 1749, followed this general path. Named after John Hickey, a merchant who operated a store at its western limits and peddled his wares along its length, the road stretched more than 100 miles from Halifax County, past Mt. Airy and Chalk Level in Pittsylvania, and into Chatham before proceeding westward to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A major thoroughfare home to many stores and ordinaries, the road played a major role in European settlement in Southside Virginia in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Erected 2012 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number L-47.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1749.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 36° 56.094′ N, 79° 13.385′ 
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W. Marker was in Gretna, Virginia, in Pittsylvania County. Marker was at the intersection of East Gretna Road (Virginia Route 40) and Hickeys Road, on the right when traveling east on East Gretna Road. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Gretna VA 24557, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Yates Tavern (approx. 7.9 miles away); Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (approx. 8.4 miles away); John Weatherford's Grave (approx. 9.1 miles away); Claude A. Swanson (approx. 11.1 miles away); Markham (approx. 11.6 miles away); Peytonsburg (approx. 11.6 miles away); Hargrave Military Academy (approx. 12.1 miles away); Bilhartz, Hall & Co. (approx. 12.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gretna.
E Gretna Rd & Hickeys Rd image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
2. E Gretna Rd & Hickeys Rd
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 860 times since then and 171 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Nov. 30, 2023