Near Emporia in Brunswick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Brunswick County / Greensville County
Formed in 1720 from Prince George, Surry, and Isle of Wight. Named for the House of Brunswick, which came to the throne of England in 1714, when George I was crowned king. Colonial Fort Christanna was in this county.
Formed in 1780 from Brunswick, and probably named for Sir Richard Grenville, leader of the settlement on Roanoke Island, 1585. Cornwallis passed through this county in 1781.
Erected 2009 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Z-36.)
Location. 36° 45.438′ N, 77° 39.378′ W. Marker is near Emporia, Virginia, in Brunswick County. Marker is at the intersection of Pleasant Shade Drive / Governor Harrison Parkway (U.S. 58) and 5 Forks Access Road, on the right when traveling west on Pleasant Shade Drive / Governor Harrison Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emporia VA 23847, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Meherrin Indians (a few steps from this marker); Brunswick County, Virginia (a few steps from this marker); Mabry's Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative Double Bridges (approx. 5.9 miles away); Smoky Ordinary (approx. 6.7 miles away); a different marker also named Smoky Ordinary (approx. 6.7 miles away); John Day (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emporia.
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