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Near Stony Creek in Sussex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sussex County / Dinwiddie County

 
 
Sussex County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 15, 2013
1. Sussex County Marker
Inscription.
(obverse)
Sussex County
Area 515 Square Miles

Formed in 1753 from Surry, and named for an English county. Cornwallis passed through this county in 1781.

(reverse)
Dinwiddie County
Area 521 Square Miles

Formed in 1752 from Prince George, and named for Robert Dinwiddie, Governor of Virginia, 1751-1756. General Winfield Scott was born in this county, and in it took place the Battle of Five Forks, 1865.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number 35-Z.)
 
Location. 36° 56.661′ N, 77° 29.444′ W. Marker is near Stony Creek, Virginia, in Sussex County. Marker is on Sussex Drive (Virginia Route 40) 0.3 miles east of Flatfoot Road (Virginia Route 626), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stony Creek VA 23882, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sappony Baptist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Sappony Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); History At Stony Creek (approx. 5.4 miles away); Nottoway River Crossings (approx.
Sussex County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 15, 2013
2. Sussex County Marker
5.9 miles away); Prince George County / Sussex County (approx. 6.5 miles away); Jones Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Sapony Episcopal Church (approx. 8.7 miles away); Reams Station (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stony Creek.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of Dinwiddie County side of marker. • Can you help?
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