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La Crosse in Mecklenburg County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Town of La Crosse

 
 
Town of La Crosse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 30, 2016
1. Town of La Crosse Marker
Inscription. La Crosse became the junction of the Atlantic and Danville Railway and the Seaboard Air Line Railway in 1900. Surveyed as early as 1748, the area was known as Piney Pond by 1767, for a body of water that no longer exists. When a post office was established here in 1890, the region was known as La Crosse. The Virginia General Assembly incorporated the town of La Crosse on 15 February 1901. Around the railroad tracks, a business district, which included two depots, a bank, and a several stores, then prospered. The rail tracks were removed by 1990.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number U-61.)
 
Location. 36° 42.054′ N, 78° 5.701′ W. Marker is in La Crosse, Virginia, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is on North Main Street (Virginia Route 621) south of Piney Pond Road (U.S. 58), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 N Main St, La Crosse VA 23950, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mecklenburg County Training School (approx. 2.4 miles away); South Hill (approx. 2.6 miles away); Salem Chapel (approx.
Town of La Crosse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 30, 2016
2. Town of La Crosse Marker
2.7 miles away); Mecklenburg County / Brunswick County (approx. 3.4 miles away); Broadnax (approx. 4.1 miles away); Rolling Post Office (approx. 4.9 miles away); The American Thoroughbred in Brunswick (approx. 5.2 miles away); Brunswick County, Virginia (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Tobacco Heritage Trail. (Submitted on May 1, 2016.)
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Tobacco Heritage Trail - La Crosse Trailhead image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 30, 2016
3. Tobacco Heritage Trail - La Crosse Trailhead
Town of La Crosse image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 30, 2016
4. Town of La Crosse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 1, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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