Near Spencer in Patrick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1939 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number U-32.)
Location. 36° 36.206′ N, 80° 3.257′ W. Marker is near Spencer, Virginia, in Patrick County. Marker is at the intersection of Jeb Stuart Highway (U.S. 58) and Penn Store Road (County Route 629), on the right when traveling east on Jeb Stuart Highway. Touch for map. It is just west of the county line with Henry County. Marker is in this post office area: Spencer VA 24165, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reynolds Homestead (approx. 5.7 miles away); Colonel Abram Penn (approx. 5.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Reynolds Homestead (approx. 5.9 miles away); Henry County / North Carolina William Byrd’s Camp (approx. 9.3 miles away); Waller's Ford (approx. 9˝ miles away); Belleview (approx. 10.7 miles away); Martinsville Speedway (approx. 11.1 miles away).
Also see . . . Old Fort Mayo. 1996 essay by O. E. Pilson. “George Washington, then 24 years of age, visited the three Forts in October 1756. He spent at least one night at Fort Mayo and wrote several letters from here, which are yet in existence. He was rather critical of what he saw. After his reports were received at Williamsburg, the Colonial Government decided to permanently garrison only one of the forts. Fort Mayo was the one chosen.” (Submitted on June 21, 2017.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • War, French and Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.