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Near Capron in Southampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Buckhorn Quarters

 
 
Buckhorn Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
1. Buckhorn Quarters Marker
Inscription. One mile north was the estate of Major Thomas Ridley. In the servile insurrection of August, 1831, the houses were fortified by faithful slaves and made a place of refuge for fugitive whites. In this vicinity Nat Turner, the leader of the insurrection, spent the night after his defeat near Courtland, August 23, 1831.
 
Erected 1930 by Conservation and Developement Commission. (Marker Number U-115.)
 
Location. 36° 42.483′ N, 77° 8.545′ W. Marker is near Capron, Virginia, in Southampton County. Marker is on Southampton Pkwy (U.S. 58) near Buckhorn Quarter Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Capron VA 23829, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dred Scott And The Blow Family (here, next to this marker); Nottoway Indians (approx. 2 miles away); Old Indian Reservation (approx. 3.3 miles away); Mahones Tavern (approx. 4.2 miles away); Courtland School — Rosenwald Funded (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Rebecca Vaughan House (approx. 4.7 miles away); "Thomaston" (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Thomaston (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Regarding Buckhorn Quarters.
Buckhorn Quarters Marker, looking west along US 58 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
2. Buckhorn Quarters Marker, looking west along US 58
servile insurrection - any uprising involving slaves
 
Also see . . .  PBS Online - Nat Turner Rebellion. ...In 1821, Turner ran away from his overseer, (Submitted on October 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Buckhorn Quarters Marker, looking east image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
3. Buckhorn Quarters Marker, looking east
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 642 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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