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South Hill in Mecklenburg County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

South Hill

 
 
South Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
1. South Hill Marker
Inscription. In 1889 South Hill's founding fathers laid out the town's boundary in a circle radiating 5/8s of a mile from a point within the intersection of the Atlantic and Danville Railway tracks and the Boydton Plank Road (now U.S. Rt. 1). South Hill was incorporated as a town on 16 Feb. 1901 and remained one of the only three circular municipalities in the United States until an annexation in 1967. Tobacco, brought to market at the town's many warehouses, greatly influenced South Hill's growth and economy. By 1907, it was the third-largest flue-cured tobacco market in the state.
 
Erected 2009 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number S 70-a.)
 
Location. 36° 43.522′ N, 78° 7.773′ W. Marker is in South Hill, Virginia, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is at the intersection of South Mecklenburg Avenue (Virginia Route 637) and Southeast Main Street, on the left when traveling south on South Mecklenburg Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Hill VA 23970, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mecklenburg County Training School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Salem Chapel (approx. mile away); Town of La Crosse
S Mecklenburg Ave (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
2. S Mecklenburg Ave (facing north)
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Mecklenburg County / Brunswick County (approx. 5.5 miles away); Broadnax (approx. 6.2 miles away); Brunswick County, Virginia (approx. 6.3 miles away); Rolling Post Office (approx. 6.7 miles away); The American Thoroughbred in Brunswick (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Hill.
 
Also see . . .  Town of South Hill, Virginia. (Submitted on May 19, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
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S Mecklenburg Ave (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
3. S Mecklenburg Ave (facing south)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 568 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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