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

Creation of Camp Pickett

 
 
Creation of Camp Pickett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
1. Creation of Camp Pickett Marker
Inscription. Late in 1941, the U.S. government began the condemnation of some 46,000 acres near Blackstone to establish Camp Pickett and train troops for World War II. The action forced 263 families (totaling 1,181 individuals) from their farms early in 1942. Many relocated to other farms but some had to abandon the only way of life they had known. Within months, their homes were demolished, the graves of their ancestors moved elsewhere, and the camp erected. Because of the sacrifices of these citizens, more than one million men trained at Camp Pickett and fought bravely on battlefields around the world.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 175.)
 
Location. 37° 4.894′ N, 77° 58.182′ W. Marker is near Blackstone, Virginia, in Nottoway County. Marker is at the intersection of Darvills Road (Virginia Route 40) and Military Road, on the right when traveling east on Darvills Road. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Pickett (approx. 1.2 miles away); Nottoway Training School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Black’s and White’s Station
Darvills Rd & Military Rd image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
2. Darvills Rd & Military Rd
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Blackstone (approx. 1.6 miles away); Blackstone College (approx. 2.1 miles away); Jamestown Oaks (approx. 2.2 miles away); Blackstone Female Institute (approx. 2.3 miles away); Union Academy (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blackstone.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Pickett - Maneuver Training Center. Army National Guard (Submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, World II
 
Camp Pickett Main Gate image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
3. Camp Pickett Main Gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 936 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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