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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Buckingham County, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Buckingham 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 Buckingham County, VA (37) Albemarle County, VA (112) Appomattox County, VA (75) Cumberland County, VA (27) Fluvanna County, VA (29) Nelson County, VA (41) Prince Edward County, VA (98)  BuckinghamCounty(37) Buckingham County (37)  AlbemarleCounty(112) Albemarle County (112)  AppomattoxCounty(75) Appomattox County (75)  CumberlandCounty(27) Cumberland County (27)  FluvannaCounty(29) Fluvanna County (29)  NelsonCounty(41) Nelson County (41)  PrinceEdwardCounty(98) Prince Edward County (98)
Buckingham is the county seat for Buckingham County
Adjacent to Buckingham County, Virginia
      Albemarle County (112)  
      Appomattox County (75)  
      Cumberland County (27)  
      Fluvanna County (29)  
      Nelson County (41)  
      Prince Edward County (98)  
 
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1Virginia, Buckingham County, Arvonia — F-64 — Arvonia
On James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) at Circle Drive Road (County Route 715), on the right when traveling south on James Madison Highway.
The name Arvonia was derived from Caernarvon, Wales, home to the Welsh quarrymen who settled the area in the mid-19th century. Arvonia is known for the long-lasting and unfading blue-black Buckingham slate that adorns many of Virginia's historic . . . Map (db m28974) HM
2Virginia, Buckingham County, Buckingham — O-42 — After Appomattox
On Anderson Highway (U.S. 60) at Lee Wayside Road, on the right when traveling east on Anderson Highway.
Just to the south a monument marks the spot where the tent of Robert E. Lee stood the night of April 12-13, 1865.Map (db m21104) HM
3Virginia, Buckingham County, Buckingham — Buckingham County War Memorial
Near West James Anderson Highway (U.S. 60) at Courthouse Road, on the right when traveling west.
In memory of all those of Buckingham County who died in the military service of our Country and in honor of all those who served. Emplaced by the people of Buckingham County through the Buckingham County Ruritan Club. May 28, 1990. World War . . . Map (db m67328) WM
4Virginia, Buckingham County, Buckingham — Buckingham Courthouse
On James Anderson Highway (U.S. 60) 0.1 miles east of Virginia Route 631, on the right when traveling west.
Designed by Thomas Jefferson in 1821, Burned in 1869, Rebuilt in 1878. The exterior follows Jefferson’s plan with the interior redesigned. Copy of original plan and specifications on display in courthouse. Registered in 1969 as a National and . . . Map (db m15689) HM
5Virginia, Buckingham County, Buckingham — Buckingham CourthouseHistoric District
On Anderson Highway (U.S. 60) 0.5 miles east of Virginia Route 648, on the right when traveling east.
Designed by Thomas Jefferson in 1821, burned in 1869, rebuilt in 1873. The exterior follows Jefferson’s plan with the interior redesigned. Copy of original plan and specifications on display in courthouse. Registered in 1969 as a National and . . . Map (db m21108) HM
6Virginia, Buckingham County, Buckingham — Confederate Soldiers of Buckingham County
On Anderson Highway (U.S. 60) at Oak Hill Road, on the left when traveling west on Anderson Highway.
. . . Map (db m21110) HM
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7Virginia, Buckingham County, Buckingham — O-39 — Geographical Center of Virginia
On Anderson Highway (U.S. 60) at Mount Rush Highway (Virginia Route 24), on the right when traveling east on Anderson Highway.
About two miles south and one-half mile west is the geographical center of the state. Latitude: 37° 30.6' north Longitude: 78° 37.5' westMap (db m21133) HM
8Virginia, Buckingham County, Buckingham — 4 — One-Room SchoolhouseBuckingham, Virginia — Buckingham County
Near Lee Wayside Road near Anderson Highway (U.S. 60). Reported permanently removed.
Union Grove School is representative of the many one-room schools for African-American students in Buckingham County and throughout the area. The African-American members of the community built Union Grove around 1925, and like most schools, . . . Map (db m21148) HM
9Virginia, Buckingham County, Buckingham — BK1 — One-Room SchoolhouseBuckingham, Virginia — Buckingham County —
Near Lee Wayside Road, 0.1 miles east of West James Anderson Highway (U.S. 60), on the left when traveling west.
Union Grove School is representative of the many one-room school for African American students that could be found in the first half of the 20th century in Buckingham County and the surrounding area. The African American members of the . . . Map (db m181212) HM
10Virginia, Buckingham County, Buckingham — Thomas Jefferson’s Lost CourthouseA Research Project of the Longwood Archaeology Field School
Near West James Anderson Highway (U.S. 60) at Courthouse Road, on the right when traveling west.
“I have taken the liberty to trespass upon your time and talents (a common stock) which we all seem to have a right to draw upon, …to draft for us a plan of our Court house,…” Source: Letter from Colonel Charles Yancey to . . . Map (db m67321) HM
11Virginia, Buckingham County, Buckingham — Thomas Jefferson’s Lost CourthouseA Research Project of the Longwood Archaeology Field School
Near West James Anderson Highway (U.S. 60) at Courthouse Road, on the right when traveling west.
“When buildings are of durable materials, every new edifice is an actual and permanent acquisition to the state, adding to its value as well as to its ornament…” Source: Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia 8 The . . . Map (db m67322) HM
12Virginia, Buckingham County, Buckingham — Thomas Jefferson's Lost CourthouseA Research Project of the Longwood Archaeology Field School
Near West James Anderson Highway (U.S. 60) at Courthouse Road, on the right when traveling west.
“Buckingham County, 26th February, 1869 A Editor’s dispatch: sad calamity has befallen our country. The court-house was set fire yesterday morning at about 1 o’clock, and by daylight was a mass of ruins.” Source: Richmond . . . Map (db m67320) HM
13Virginia, Buckingham County, Cumberland — Z-142 — Buckingham County / Cumberland County
On Anderson Highway (U.S. 60) 0.4 miles west of Ayers Road, on the left when traveling west.
Buckingham County. Area 584 square miles. Formed in 1761 from Albemarle, and named for Buckinghamshire, England. Peter Francisco, noted Revolutionary soldier, lived in this county. Cumberland County. Area 293 square . . . Map (db m21134) HM
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14Virginia, Buckingham County, Cumberland — O-99 — Robert Bolling(1738-1775)
On East James Anderson Highway (U.S. 60) 0.2 miles east of Scotts Bottom Road (Virginia Route 632), on the right when traveling east.
Robert Bolling, member of the House of Burgesses, lived near here at his home Chellowe. A prolific writer, he published many poems as well as a treatise on wine-making. In 1766, Bolling precipitated a crisis when in an article in the Williamsburg . . . Map (db m74003) HM
15Virginia, Buckingham County, Curdsville — F-59 — March to Appomattox
On James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) at Old Curdsville Road (County Route 633), on the right when traveling north on James Madison Highway. Reported permanently removed.
Part of Lee's army passed here retreating westward, April 8, 1865. The Sixth (Wright's) Corps of Grant's Army passed here, in pursuit, in the afternoon of the same day, moving on toward Appomattox.Map (db m28112) HM
16Virginia, Buckingham County, Curdsville — F-59 — March to Appomattox
On South Madison Road (U.S. 15) at School Road (Virginia Route 633), on the right when traveling north on South Madison Road.
Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's surplus artillery and wagon trains, under Brig. Gen. Reuben Lindsay Walker, passed here on the night of 7 April 1865, retreating westward along the Buckingham Plank Road. Lee, traveling with Lt. Gen. James . . . Map (db m181207) HM
17Virginia, Buckingham County, Dillwyn — BK2 — Buckingham Training SchoolDillwyn, Virginia — Buckingham County —
Near Camden Street (Virginia Route 1001) 0.1 miles south of Hancock Street (Virginia Route 1001), on the left when traveling south.
The Buckingham Training School sits on 9.25 acres and was established as a result of Stephen J. Ellis' longtime efforts to establish a secondary school for African American students in the Buckingham County area. Ellis first organized the . . . Map (db m181214) HM
18Virginia, Buckingham County, Dillwyn — F-62 — Buckingham Training School
On North Madison Road (U.S. 15) at South Constitution Route (State Highway 20), on the right when traveling south on North Madison Road.
One mile southeast stood Buckingham Training School, the first high school in the county for African American students. In 1919 the Rev. Stephen J. Ellis organized the County-Wide League for School Improvement to persuade the Buckingham County . . . Map (db m29157) HM
19Virginia, Buckingham County, Dillwyn — Ellis Acres ParkEstablished 2007
On Camden Street (Virginia Route 1001) 0.1 miles south of Hancock Street (Virginia Route 1001), on the right when traveling south.
Rev. Stephen J. Ellis (1865-1937) This park is the site of the first high school for Black Students in Buckingham County, founded by Rev. Ellis. Buckingham Training School Campus, 1924-1954. National Register of Historic Places, . . . Map (db m181213) HM
20Virginia, Buckingham County, Dillwyn — F-54 — Female Collegiate Institute
On James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) at Gravel Hill Road (Virginia Route 617), on the right when traveling north on James Madison Highway. Reported permanently removed.
Two miles east is the site of the first college for women in Virginia, the Female Collegiate Institute. Opened in 1837, it failed in 1843. Reopened in 1848, it survived until 1863. The school building has been destroyed but the "President's Cottage" . . . Map (db m21128) HM
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21Virginia, Buckingham County, Dillwyn — F-54 — Female Collegiate Institute
On North James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) at Gravel Hill Road (Virginia Route 617), on the right when traveling north on North James Madison Highway.
About two miles east, along the Richmond-Lynchburg stage road, is the site of the Female Collegiate Institute, the first college for women chartered in Virginia. Established in 1837, the college offered a rigorous curriculum including courses in . . . Map (db m181218) HM
22Virginia, Buckingham County, Dillwyn — F-55 — Gold Mines
On North Madison Road (U.S. 15) at Gold Mine Street (Alternate County Route 1010), on the right when traveling south on North Madison Road.
This was the most notable gold-mining region in the country before the California gold rush in 1849. The Morrow Mine here, opened before 1835, was one of the earliest gold mines in which underground mining was employed. Profitably worked for a . . . Map (db m29159) HM
23Virginia, Buckingham County, New Canton — Buckingham Baptist Church1771 - 1949
On James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) 0.3 miles north of Trents Mill Road (County Route 622), on the right when traveling north.
Built in early eighteenth century by order King of England as an Episcopal Church. Reorganized as Baptist Church in 1771 with Rene Chastain, PastorMap (db m28527) HM
24Virginia, Buckingham County, New Canton — Z-22 — Buckingham County / Fluvanna County
On James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) at County Route 687, on the right when traveling south on James Madison Highway.
Buckingham County. Located in the geographical center of Virginia, Buckingham County, the only county in the United States to bear that name, was formed in 1761 from Albemarle County. It is not known for which of the many Buckinghams in . . . Map (db m31358) HM
25Virginia, Buckingham County, New Canton — F-53 — Carter G. Woodson1875 - 1950
On James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) at Toney Lane, on the right when traveling north on James Madison Highway.
Three miles east is the birthplace of the noted teacher, educator and historian, Dr. Carter G. Woodson. He was the founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, Journal of Negro History, originated negro history week and . . . Map (db m28972) HM
26Virginia, Buckingham County, New Canton — 5 — Carter G. Woodson BirthplaceNew Canton, Virginia — Buckingham County
On C G Woodson Road (Virginia Route 670) 0.2 miles north of Liberty Road (Virginia Route 759), on the right when traveling north. Reported permanently removed.
North of this sign is the birthplace of Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Dr. Woodson was born December 19, 1875, to former slaves, James Henry and Eliza Ann Riddle Woodson. Young carter left Buckingham to work in West Virginia when he was 17 years old. . . . Map (db m31608) HM
27Virginia, Buckingham County, New Canton — BK3 — Carter G. Woodson BirthplaceNew Canton, Virginia — Buckingham County —
On C G Woodson Road (Virginia Route 670) 0.2 miles south of Bolling Woodson Lane, on the right when traveling north.
North of this sign is the birthplace of Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Dr. Woodson was born December 19, 1875, to former slaves James Henry and Eliza Ann Riddle Woodson. Young Carter left Buckingham to work in West Virginia when he was 17 years old. . . . Map (db m181221) HM
28Virginia, Buckingham County, New Canton — F-57 — Carter G. Woodson Birthplace
On James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) at C. G. Woodson Drive (County Route 670), on the right when traveling north on James Madison Highway.
Carter Godwin Woodson was born about three miles east on 19 December 1875. As a youth he mined coal near Huntington, W. Va. He earned degrees at Berea College (B.L., 1903), University of Chicago (B.A. and M.A., 1908), and Harvard (Ph. D., 1912) -- . . . Map (db m28977) HM
29Virginia, Buckingham County, New Canton — Carter G. Woodson, Ph.D.Birth Site
On C G Woodson Road (Virginia Route 670) 0.2 miles south of Bolling Woodson Lane, on the right when traveling north.
Educator - Author - Founder 1875 - 1950 Map (db m181219) HM
30Virginia, Buckingham County, New Canton — In Memory of Dr. Carter G. WoodsonBorn on this site December 19, 1875 — New Canton, Va. —
On C G Woodson Road (Virginia Route 670) 0.2 miles south of Bolling Woodson Lane, on the right when traveling north.
Founder of the Association of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and HistoryMap (db m181222) HM
31Virginia, Buckingham County, New Canton — F-56 — Old Buckingham Church
On James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) 0.3 miles north of Trents Mill Road (Virginia Route 622), on the right when traveling north.
The original or southwest wing was erected about 1758 as a church for the newly-formed Tillotson Parish. It was abandoned following the Disestablishment of the Anglican Church in Virginia in 1784, and thereafter was acquired by the Buckingham . . . Map (db m21131) HM
32Virginia, Buckingham County, Pleasant Valley — F-63 — Civilian Conservation Corps Camp P-56, Company 1367
On James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) 0.2 miles north of Glen Road (County Route 686), on the right when traveling north.
On this site in July 1933, CCC Camp P-56 Company 1367, opened with an enrollment of 192 Virginia men. The camp, which was organized as one of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal employment programs, consisted of 52 small barracks, a large . . . Map (db m28307) HM
33Virginia, Buckingham County, Pleasant Valley — O-38 — MillbrookHome of John Wayles Eppes
On James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) at Evans Mill Road (County Route 621), on the right when traveling north on James Madison Highway.
Approximately 2 miles east stood Millbrook (1811-1866), home of U.S. Senator John Wayles Eppes (1773-1823). He attended the University of Pennsylvania, was graduated from Hampden-Sydney College, and was admitted to the Bar in 1794. He married Maria, . . . Map (db m28305) HM
34Virginia, Buckingham County, Sheppards — CliftonLee’s Retreat — April 8, 1865 —
On Francisco Road (Virginia Route 636), on the right when traveling west.
Generals Grant and Meade used this location for their headquarters during the night. Grant stayed in the house and it was here that he received Lee’s second letter suggesting a peace meeting. He left the next morning for Appomattox Court House. . . . Map (db m11866) HM
35Virginia, Buckingham County, Sheppards — F-60 — Eve of Appomattox
On James Madison Hwy (U.S. 15) at Francisco Road (Virginia Route 636), on the right when traveling south on James Madison Hwy.
Part of Lee’s army passed here, April 8, 1865, retreating westward. The second (Humphrey’s) Corps of Grant’s army passed, in pursuit, in the afternoon of the same day. Grant spent the night here, receiving early in the morning of April 9 a note from . . . Map (db m11864) HM
36Virginia, Buckingham County, Sheppards — New StoreLee’s Retreat — April 8, 1865 —
On Francisco Road (Virginia Route 636) at New Store Road (Virginia Route 609), on the right when traveling west on Francisco Road.
At this point, General Lee’s army would change its line of march: Gordon’s corps now took the lead while Longstreet’s corps became the rearguard. They would continue to be pursued by Union army corps under Generals Humphreys and Wright. Next . . . Map (db m11867) HM
37Virginia, Buckingham County, Sheppards — F-61 — New Store Village
On James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) at Francisco Road (County Route 626), on the right when traveling south on James Madison Highway.
Four miles west is the site of New Store Village, in early times an important stop on the stage coach road between Richmond and Lynchburg. Philip Watkins McKinney, governor of Virginia 1890-1894, was born here in 1832. Peter Francisco, Revolutionary . . . Map (db m29166) HM
 
 
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Feb. 6, 2023