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Blackstone in Nottoway County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Union Academy

 
 
Union Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
1. Union Academy Marker
Inscription. Near here stood Union Academy, conducted by Hardy and Crenshaw from 1861 to about 1869. Dr. Walter Reed, who discovered the carrier of yellow fever, and Dr. Robert E. Blackwell, long President of Randolph-Macon College, attended school here. Nearby was an iron foundry, established in 1855 by Captain Richard Irby.
 
Erected 1942 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number SM-2.)
 
Location. 37° 3.516′ N, 78° 0.598′ W. Marker is in Blackstone, Virginia, in Nottoway County. Marker is on Kenbridge Road (Virginia Route 40) 0.1 miles south of Brunswick Road (Virginia Route 46), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blackstone VA 23824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jamestown Oaks (approx. 1.1 miles away); Blackstone Female Institute (approx. 1.1 miles away); Blackstone College (approx. 1.3 miles away); Blackstone (approx. 1.4 miles away); Nottoway Training School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Black’s and White’s Station (approx. 1.7 miles away); Creation of Camp Pickett (approx. 2.7 miles away); Fort Pickett (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blackstone.
 
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Kenbridge Rd (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
2. Kenbridge Rd (facing south)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 504 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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