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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Greensville County, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Greensville County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Greensville County, VA (5) Brunswick County, VA (41) Dinwiddie County, VA (128) Emporia Ind. City, VA (23) Southampton County, VA (24) Sussex County, VA (22) Northampton County, NC (14)  GreensvilleCounty(5) Greensville County (5)  BrunswickCounty(41) Brunswick County (41)  DinwiddieCounty(128) Dinwiddie County (128)  (23) Emporia (23)  SouthamptonCounty(24) Southampton County (24)  SussexCounty(22) Sussex County (22)  NorthamptonCountyNorth Carolina(14) Northampton County (14)
Adjacent to Greensville County, Virginia
    Brunswick County (41)
    Dinwiddie County (128)
    Emporia (23)
    Southampton County (24)
    Sussex County (22)
    Northampton County, North Carolina (14)
 
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1Virginia (Greensville County), Emporia — UM-52 — Mabry's Chapel
Eight miles northeast stood Mabry's Chapel, the fourth Methodist house of worship built in Virginia. It was constructed in 1780, five years after the congregation first met at John Mabry's dwelling. By 1804, a new larger church was built; it . . . Map (db m86051) HM
2Virginia (Greensville County), Emporia — Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative
Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative was chartered March 11, 1938, by a group of Mecklenburg County residents. The first office was located in Boydton, Virginia. The group's stated purpose was: "To advance the position of agriculture, to enrich the life . . . Map (db m48290) HM
3Virginia (Greensville County), Emporia — S-72 — Meherrin Indians
The Meherrin Indians lived in the coastal plain of Virginia and North Carolina along the Meherrin River. They farmed and hunted and spoke a language, Meherrin, that belonged to the Iroquoian language family. The Meherrin remained relatively . . . Map (db m60634) HM
4Virginia (Greensville County), Emporia — Z-33 — Sussex County / Greensville County
Sussex County Area 515 Square Miles Formed in 1753 from Surry, and named for an English county. Cornwallis passed through this county in 1781. Greensville County Area 307 Square Miles Formed in 1780 from Brunswick, and . . . Map (db m18926) HM
5Virginia (Greensville County), Purdy — Double BridgesFateful Decision: Wilson Turns North — Wilson-Kautz Raid —
In June 1864, to deny Gen. Robert E. Lee the use of the South Side R.R. and the Richmond and Danville R.R., Gen. Ulysses S Grant sent Gen. James H. Wilson and Gen. August V. Kautz south of Petersburg on a cavalry raid to destroy track and rolling . . . Map (db m20169) HM
 
 
 
May. 12, 2021