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Near Jetersville in Amelia County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

W. R. Turner Memorial Trek

 
 
W. R. Turner Memorial Trek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. W. R. Turner Memorial Trek Marker
Inscription.
Erected in memory of
W. R. Turner, historian
of Blackstone, Virginia,
for his work to preserve
the historic battlefields
and routes of
General Robert E. Leeís
retreat

Centennial Year
1961

Piedmont Area
Explorer Scouts
B.S.A.

Erected by Blackstone
Virginia Lions Club

 
Erected by Blackstone Virginia Lions Club.
 
Location. 37° 19.26′ N, 78° 12.723′ W. Marker is near Jetersville, Virginia, in Amelia County. Marker is at the intersection of Saylers Creek Road (Virginia Route 617) and James Town Road (County Route 618), on the left when traveling south on Saylers Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is in Sailorís Creek Battlefield State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Rice VA 23966, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Holtís Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); Hillsman House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Overton / Hillsman House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Sailors (Sayler's) Creek (approx. 0.9 miles away); Crossing Little Sailor's Creek
W. R. Turner Memorial Trek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
2. W. R. Turner Memorial Trek Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Assaulting the Confederate Battle Line (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Final Clash: With Fate Against Them (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ewellís Line of Defense (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jetersville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sailor's Creek State Park. Virginia State Parks website. (Submitted on September 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Sailorís Creek. CWSAC Battle Summaries. (Submitted on September 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Sailorís Creek Battlefield State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
3. Sailorís Creek Battlefield State Park
This park preserves the site of the last major battle of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 996 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on June 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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