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Near Farmville in Cumberland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cumberland County / Prince Edward County

 
 
Cumberland County Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
1. Cumberland County Side
Inscription. (South Side):
Cumberland County
Area 293 square miles
Formed in 1748 from Goochland, and named for the Duke of Cumberland, second son of King George II. The earliest call for independence came from this county, April 22, 1776.

(North Side):
Prince Edward County
Area 356 square miles
Formed in 1753 from Amelia, and named for Prince Edward, Prince of Wales, younger brother of King George III. General Joseph E. Johnston was born in this county; Hampden-Sidney College is in it.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission 1928. (Marker Number Z 55.)
 
Location. 37° 18.493′ N, 78° 23.317′ W. Marker is near Farmville, Virginia, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (State Highway 45) and River Road (County Route 600), on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmville VA 23901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bizarre (a few steps from this marker); Farmville (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Farmville (approx.
Prince Edward County Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
2. Prince Edward County Side
0.2 miles away); Site of the Randolph House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Main Street - Mayor J. David Crute - EACO Theatre (approx. 0.6 miles away); Beulah AME Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. William W. H. Thackston (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmville.
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Cumberland County / Prince Edward County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
3. Cumberland County / Prince Edward County Marker
The concrete bridge in the background passes over the Appomattox River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 29, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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