Farmville in Prince Edward County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Purchased 1811 by Abraham B. Venable, U.S. senator; organizer and first president of First Bank of Virginia. Given by Samuel Woodson Venable in 1814 to Nathaniel E. Venable, officer in War of 1812. The present house erected by him in 1815.
Birthplace of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Scott Venable, C.S.A. (1827-1900). Member of General R.E. Lee's staff: Professor of mathematics and chairman of faculty, University of Virginia: Author.
This tablet placed by descendants of Nathaniel E. and Mary Embra Scott Venable 1941
Erected 1941 by Descendants of Nathaniel E. and Mary Embra Scott Venable.
Location. 37° 17.475′ N, 78° 22.734′ W. Marker is in Farmville, Virginia, in Prince Edward County. Marker is on Johnston Drive 0.1 miles south of Longwood Avenue, on the right when traveling south. 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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Longwood Estate (a few steps from this marker); Longwood College Longwood University (was approx. one mile away but has been reported missing. ); First Baptist Church (approx. one mile away); R. R. Moton High School (approx. one mile away); Robert Russa Moton High School (approx. one mile away); Main Street - Mayor J. David Crute - EACO Theatre (approx. one mile away); Beulah AME Church (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmville.
Also see . . .
1. Longwood House (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Charles Scott Venable. University of Virginia Department of Mathematics (Submitted on May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Education • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • Notable Places • War of 1812 • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,085 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 30, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.