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Farmville in Prince Edward County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of the Randolph House

 
 
Site of the Randolph House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
1. Site of the Randolph House Marker
Inscription. Here stood the hotel where General U.S. Grant made his headquarters April 7, 1865, and opened correspondence with General R.E. Lee which terminated in the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House two days later. From the porch of the Randolph House Grant reviewed segments of his army - the last wartime review. The hotel was erected in 1859, and included Morton's Tavern built in 1798. The hotel collapsed during restoration in 1964.

This marker was erected by Joseph E. Wood, last proprietor of the Randolph House.
 
Location. 37° 18.226′ N, 78° 23.476′ W. Marker is in Farmville, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (State Highway 45) and East Second Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Located in the parking lot for the Randolph Shops. 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. Farmville (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Farmville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Main Street - Mayor J. David Crute - EACO Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beulah AME Church
Site of the Randolph House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
2. Site of the Randolph House Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. William W. H. Thackston (approx. mile away); First Baptist Church (approx. mile away); Confederate Veterans Monument (approx. mile away); Four Sororities Founded (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
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 1,172 times since then and 78 times this year. Last updated on April 30, 2010. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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