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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Charlotte County, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Charlotte 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 Charlotte County, VA (49) Appomattox County, VA (75) Campbell County, VA (22) Halifax County, VA (40) Lunenburg County, VA (23) Mecklenburg County, VA (39) Prince Edward County, VA (98)  CharlotteCounty(49) Charlotte County (49)  AppomattoxCounty(75) Appomattox County (75)  CampbellCounty(22) Campbell County (22)  HalifaxCounty(40) Halifax County (40)  LunenburgCounty(23) Lunenburg County (23)  MecklenburgCounty(39) Mecklenburg County (39)  PrinceEdwardCounty(98) Prince Edward County (98)
Charlotte Court House is the county seat for Charlotte County
Adjacent to Charlotte County, Virginia
      Appomattox County (75)  
      Campbell County (22)  
      Halifax County (40)  
      Lunenburg County (23)  
      Mecklenburg County (39)  
      Prince Edward County (98)  
 
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1Virginia, Charlotte County, Briery — F-75 — Old Briery Church
On Farmville Highway (U.S. 15) at Cabbage Patch Road (County Route 654), on the right when traveling north on Farmville Highway.
Just to the north stands Briery Church, organized in 1755 following the missionary work of Presbyterian minister Samuel Davies. The first church was built about 1760 and was replaced in 1824. The present Gothic Revival church was built about 1855 . . . Map (db m40794) HM
2Virginia, Charlotte County, Brookneal — Quarter Place Trailhead
Near Red Hill Road (Route 677) 1 mile Staunton Hill Road (Route 619), on the right when traveling west.
The Quarter Place Trail is a half mile long, culminating at the Slave & African American Cemetery. The terrain slopes at the trailhead, levels off, and then steepens as it descends to the cemetery. The one-mile round trip walk is of moderate . . . Map (db m128689) HM
3Virginia, Charlotte County, Brookneal — Red Hill"Give me liberty or give me death!" Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775
Near Red Hill Road (County Route 677) 1 mile Staunton Hill Road (County Route 619).
After three decades of public service, Patrick Henry retired in 1794 to Red Hill plantation in Charlotte County, which he regarded as "one of the garden spots of the world." He purchased the 700-acre estate and simple story-and-half house in 1794 . . . Map (db m128698) HM
4Virginia, Charlotte County, Brookneal — Red HillPatrick Henry National Memorial
Near Red Hill Road (County Route 677) 1 mile Staunton Hill Road (County Route 619).
Text Box #4) The flags of the Commonwealth Courtyard honor Patrick Henry's election as the first governor of Virginia on June 29, 1776, when the boundaries of the commonwealth extended from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River. The Grand . . . Map (db m128702) HM
5Virginia, Charlotte County, Brookneal — 10 — Red Hill — Patrick Henry National Memorial —
On Red Hill Road at Staunton Hill Road (County Route 619) on Red Hill Road.
One mile to the south is Red Hill, Patrick Henry’s last home and burial place. The marble stone covering his grave carries the simple inscription, “His fame his best epitaph.” Henry came here in 1794 and died at his beloved Red Hill . . . Map (db m65398) HM
6Virginia, Charlotte County, Brookneal — Red Hill Plantation
Near Red Hill Road (County Route 677) 1 mile south of Staunton Hill Road (County Route 619).
Red Hill, 2930 acres at Patrick Henry's death, was named by its previous owners after the red clay soil so common to the area. Henry reportedly referred to it as "one of the garden spots of Virginia." The view from here overlooking the Staunton . . . Map (db m128691) HM
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7Virginia, Charlotte County, Charlotte Court House — FR-12 — Campaign of 1781
On David Bruce Avenue (Virginia Route 40) at County Road 9093 (County Route 9093), on the right when traveling east on David Bruce Avenue.
At Cole's Ferry on Staunton River, twelve miles southwest, Steuben halted his southward march, June 10, 1781.Map (db m31020) HM
8Virginia, Charlotte County, Charlotte Court House — CR1 — Central High SchoolCharlotte Court House, Virginia — Charlotte County —
On Thomas Jefferson Highway (Route 47) north of Union Cemetery Road (Virginia Route 709), on the left when traveling north.
Central High School opened in 1939 as Charlotte County's first African American high school. Before its construction, African American students attended the Charlotte Training School, which had been built between 1928 and 1929 with . . . Map (db m182502) HM
9Virginia, Charlotte County, Charlotte Court House — Charlotte County Confederate Monument
On David Bruce Avenue (Virginia Route 40) at Legrande Avenue (Virginia Route 47) on David Bruce Avenue.
1861-1865 Gloria Victis Confederate soldiers Charlotte County cherishes the memory of her heroes Noble deeds are a people’s inspiration Erected under the auspices of H.A. Carrington Camp C.V. No. 34. August 27, 1901. . . . Map (db m31017) WM
10Virginia, Charlotte County, Charlotte Court House — 30 — Charlotte County Library
On Legrande Avenue (Virginia Route 47) at David Bruce Avenue (Virginia Route 40) on Legrande Avenue. Reported permanently removed.
Beginning in 1937, Ambassador and Mrs. David K. E. Bruce anonymously gave money to 11 sites in Southside Virginia to build libraries. The Bruce libraries, as they were called, became the first public libraries to allow access to African . . . Map (db m31019) HM
11Virginia, Charlotte County, Charlotte Court House — CR2 — Charlotte County LibraryCharlotte Court House, Virginia — Charlotte County —
On Legrande Avenue (Virginia Route 47) just south of David Bruce Avenue (Virginia Route 40), on the right when traveling south.
Beginning in 1937, Ambassador and Mrs. David K.E. Bruce anonymously gave money to 11 sites in Southside Virginia to build libraries. The Bruce libraries, as they were called, became the first public libraries to allow access to African . . . Map (db m182496) HM
12Virginia, Charlotte County, Charlotte Court House — Charlotte Court HouseForaging Parties: “People complimented us” — Wilson-Kautz Raid —
On David Bruce Avenue (Virginia Route 40) at Legrande Avenue (Virginia Route 47), on the right when traveling east on David Bruce Avenue.
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 . . . Map (db m31011) HM
13Virginia, Charlotte County, Charlotte Court House — FR-9 — Charlotte Court House Historic District
On David Bruce Avenue (Virginia Route 40) at Tanyard Spring Road, on the right when traveling east on David Bruce Avenue.
The historic district, a rare example of a 19th-century rural courthouse town, is concentrated on two main streets. Begun as Dalstonburg in 1775 during the French and Indian War, and later called Marysville and Smithville, the town was named . . . Map (db m31022) HM
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14Virginia, Charlotte County, Charlotte Court House — Constitutional Oak
Near Legrande Avenue (Virginia Route 47) just south of Virginia Route 40/47, on the left when traveling south.
Constitutional Oak presented to David Q. Eggleston Delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1902 It was planted by his son, John W. Eggleston Later, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals and John R. Hutcheson . . . Map (db m182499) HM
15Virginia, Charlotte County, Charlotte Court House — FR-14 — Cub Creek Church
On Patrick Henry Highway (Virginia Route 40) at Womacks Loop Road, on the right when traveling east on Patrick Henry Highway. Reported permanently removed.
Six miles south is Cub Creek Presbyterian Church, the oldest church in this section. The neighborhood was known as the Caldwell Settlement for John Caldwell, grandfather of John C. Calhoun of South Carolina. About 1738 he brought here a colony of . . . Map (db m66062) HM
16Virginia, Charlotte County, Charlotte Court House — FR-14 — Cub Creek Church
On Patrick Henry Highway (Virginia Route 40) at Fearstown Road / Womacks Loop (County Road 649), on the left when traveling west on Patrick Henry Highway.
Cub Creek Presbyterian Church, the oldest church in this area, stood four miles southwest of here. The neighborhood was known as the Caldwell Settlement for John Caldwell, great grandfather of U.S. senator and vice president John C. Calhoun, of . . . Map (db m182500) HM
17Virginia, Charlotte County, Charlotte Court House — FR-6 — Edgehill
On George Washington Highway (Virginia Route 40) at Greenfield Road (County Route 656), on the right when traveling west on George Washington Highway.
Three miles north is Edgehill, home of Clement Carrington. He ran away from Hampden-Sydney College to join the Revolutionary army, served in Lee's Legion, 1780-81, and was wounded at Eutaw Springs, September 8, 1781.Map (db m31023) HM
18Virginia, Charlotte County, Charlotte Court House — FR-7 — Greenfield
On George Washington Highway (Virginia Route 40) at Greenfield Road (County Route 656), on the right when traveling west on George Washington Highway.
Half a mile north is Greenfield, built in 1771 by Isaac Read. Read was a member of the House of Burgesses, 1769-1771, and of the Virginia conventions of 1774 and 1775. He served as an officer in the Revolutionary War, dying of wounds in 1777.Map (db m31024) HM
19Virginia, Charlotte County, Charlotte Court House — FR-10 — Henry and Randolph
On Virginia Route 40/47 at Legrande Avenue (Virginia Route 47), on the right when traveling east on State Route 40/47.
Early in 1799, at the urging of George Washington, Patrick Henry emerged from retirement to run for Charlotte County's seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. He gave a speech here in March in front of a large crowd. Although Henry had opposed the . . . Map (db m182497) HM
20Virginia, Charlotte County, Charlotte Court House — FR-10 — Henry and Randolph's Debate
On David Bruce Avenue (Virginia Route 40) at Legrande Avenue (Virginia Route 47), on the left when traveling west on David Bruce Avenue. Reported permanently removed.
Here, in March, 1799, took place the noted debate between Patrick Henry and John Randolph of Roanoke on the question of States' Rights. Henry denied the right of a state to oppose oppressive Federal laws. Randolph affirmed that right. This was . . . Map (db m31018) HM
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21Virginia, Charlotte County, Charlotte Court House — Veterans Memorial
On Virginia Route 40/47 just east of Legrande Avenue (Virginia Route 47).
Dedicated to the veterans of Charlotte CountyMap (db m182498) WM
22Virginia, Charlotte County, Chase City — Z-43 — Charlotte County / Mecklenburg County
On Jeb Stuart Highway (Virginia Route 92) at Godseys Lane, on the right when traveling west on Jeb Stuart Highway.
Charlotte County. Area 496 square miles. Formed in 1764 from Lunenburg, and named for Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III. Patrick Henry and John Randolph of Roanoke lived in this county, and Henry is buried here. . . . Map (db m31001) HM
23Virginia, Charlotte County, Drakes Branch — Drakes Branch"Burnt all the depot buildings" — Wilson-Kautz Raid —
On Depot Street at Drakes Main Street (Virginia Route 47), on the right when traveling south on Depot Street.
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 . . . Map (db m31006) HM
24Virginia, Charlotte County, Drakes Branch — Veterans Memorial
On Main Street (Virginia Route 47) just north of Foster Street (County Road 1210), on the right when traveling north.
Dedicated to all veterans of foreign wars Past — Present — Future Map (db m182495) WM
25Virginia, Charlotte County, Drakes Branch — Vietnam War Memorial
On Main Street (Virginia Route 47) just north of Foster Street (County Road 1210), on the right when traveling north.
In memory and honor of Gordon P. Young from Drakes Branch, Army First Cavalry Division, Killed In Action, Ia Drang and the below listed men from Charlotte County who paid the supreme sacrifice. May their names be forever remembered. May God bless . . . Map (db m182494) WM
26Virginia, Charlotte County, Keysville — F-78 — Campaign of 1781
On King Street (Business U.S. 15) at Southern Drive, on the right when traveling south on King Street.
Tarleton, British cavalryman, returning from his raid to Bedford, passed near here, July 1781.Map (db m66025) HM
27Virginia, Charlotte County, Keysville — Z-52 — Charlotte County / Prince Edward County
On Patrick Henry Highway (U.S. 360) at Cabbage Patch Road, in the median on Patrick Henry Highway.
Charlotte County. Area 496 Square Miles. Formed in 1764 from Lunenburg, and named for Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III. Patrick Henry and John Randolph of Roanoke lived in this county, and Henry is buried here. . . . Map (db m66002) HM
28Virginia, Charlotte County, Keysville — F-77 — Early Exploration
On Four Locust Highway (Business U.S. 15) north of Crymes Orchard Road, on the left when traveling south. Reported permanently removed.
Batts, Fallam and Thomas Wood, sent by Abraham Wood to explore Western Virginia, passed near here, September, 1671.Map (db m66024) HM
29Virginia, Charlotte County, Keysville — F-77 — Early Exploration
On Four Locust Highway (Business U.S. 15/360) 0.1 miles north of Crouch Lane, on the right when traveling north.
Abraham Wood, a trader and militia commander, commissioned Thomas Batte and Robert Hallom to explore the Appalachian Mountains in 1671. Their objective was to search the western slopes for tidal rivers, an indication that the Pacific Ocean was . . . Map (db m182503) HM
30Virginia, Charlotte County, Keysville — Four Locust Farm[Pettus Dairy Farm]
On Four Locust Highway (Business U.S. 15/360) just north of Vernie Lane, on the right when traveling south.
Four Locust Farm has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m182505) HM
31Virginia, Charlotte County, Keysville — FR-8 — Joseph Morton
On Farmville Highway (U.S. 15) at Cabbage Patch Road (County Route 654), on the right on Farmville Highway.
Seven miles west stood Roanoke Bridge, the colonial homestead of Joseph Morton, who patented land near by in the 1740s. He was an elder of Briery Presbyterian Church on its founding in Prince Edward County in 1755, and later a trustee. He served as . . . Map (db m40854) HM
32Virginia, Charlotte County, Keysville — KeysvilleForaging and Destruction — Wilson-Kautz Raid —
On King Street (Virginia Route 40) at J Street, on the left when traveling east on King Street.
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 m66003) HM
33Virginia, Charlotte County, Keysville — 29 — Southside Virginia Community CollegeKeysville, Virginia — Charlotte County
On Tech Lane at Lunenburg Highway (Virginia Route 40) on Tech Lane. Reported permanently removed.
Southside Virginia Community College has two campuses: the Christanna Campus in Alberta, which opened in 1970, and the John H. Daniel campus in Keysville, which opened in 1971. The college is part of the statewide system of community colleges . . . Map (db m31025) HM
34Virginia, Charlotte County, Keysville — CR3 — Southside Virginia Community CollegeKeysville, Virginia — Charlotte County —
On Daniel Road just north of Lunenburg Highway (Virginia Route 40), on the right when traveling north.
Southside Virginia Community College has two main campuses: the Christanna Campus in Alberta, which opened in 1970, and the John H. Daniel Campus in Keysville, which opened in 1971. The college is part of the statewide system of community . . . Map (db m180617) HM
35Virginia, Charlotte County, Phenix — FR-15 — Rough Creek Church
On Red House Road (Virginia Route 727) at Rough Creek Road, on the right when traveling south on Red House Road.
A chapel was built here in 1765-1769 by order of the vestry of Cornwall Parrish. Following the disestablishment and a brief period of irregular use, the property passed to the Republican Methodists, a denomination then active in the South. It was . . . Map (db m66061) HM
36Virginia, Charlotte County, Randolph — Roanoke StationThe Battle of Staunton River Bridge — Wilson-Kautz Raid —
On River Road (County Route 607) at Mulberry Hill Road (County Route 641), on the right when traveling west on River Road.
In late June 1864, Confederate General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia were engaged in a desperate defense of the city of Petersburg. Victory for Lee depended on a steady flow of supplies from the west, brought in by rail. To force . . . Map (db m107583) HM
37Virginia, Charlotte County, Randolph — Wilson’s orders were to destroy the Richmond and Danville Railroad to the greatest extent possible — The Union Trail
On River Road (County Route 607) at Mulberry Hill Road (County Route 641), on the left when traveling west on River Road. Reported unreadable.
Brigadier General James H. Wilson and his Third Division, as well as Brigadier General August V. Kautz’s small cavalry division of the Army of the James, had participated in Grant’s railroad-breaking expeditions from the beginning. The received word . . . Map (db m107591) HM
38Virginia, Charlotte County, Randolph — Wilson-Kautz Raid“Destroy both those roads”
On River Road (County Route 607) at Mulberry Hill Road (County Route 641), on the right when traveling west on River Road.
In late June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia were engaged in a desperate defense of the city of Petersburg. Victory for Lee depended on a steady flow of supplies, brought in by rail. To force Lee from . . . Map (db m107472) HM
39Virginia, Charlotte County, Red House — FR-3 — Red House
On Red House Road (Virginia Route 727) at Lawyers Road, on the right when traveling south on Red House Road.
This old tavern was built by Martin Hancock about 1813 on the site of his earlier cabin. It was a noted stopping place and trade center on the old south road to the West.Map (db m66060) HM
40Virginia, Charlotte County, Red Oak — Z-44 — Charlotte County / Mecklenburg County
On Barnesville Highway (U.S. 15) 0.2 miles south of Wheatland Road (County Route 640), on the right when traveling south.
Charlotte County. Area 496 Square Miles. Formed in 1764 from Lunenburg, and named for Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III. Patrick Henry and John Randolph of Roanoke lived in this county, and Henry is buried here. . . . Map (db m31876) HM
41Virginia, Charlotte County, Red Oak — 31 — Salem SchoolRed Oak, Virginia — Charlotte County
On Cargills Creek Road (County Route 632) at Salem School Road (County Route 608), on the right when traveling west on Cargills Creek Road. Reported permanently removed.
After the Civil War, in the Red Oak area of Charlotte County, many freed slaves were welcomed to worship at Antioch Baptist Church, a traditionally white church. The Antioch congregation helped raise money to build Salem Baptist Church in . . . Map (db m30999) HM
42Virginia, Charlotte County, Red Oak — CR4 — Salem SchoolRed Oak, Virginia — Charlotte County —
On Cargills Creek Road (County Road 632) just west of Tobacco Hill Road (County Road 608), on the right when traveling west.
After the Civil War, in the Red Oak area of Charlotte County, many freed slaves were welcomed to worship at Antioch Baptist Church, a traditionally white church. The Antioch congregation helped raise money to build Salem Baptist Church in . . . Map (db m182464) HM
43Virginia, Charlotte County, Saxe — Carrington's Mill"The D_ _ _ Rebels" — Wilson-Kautz Raid —
Near Hailey Road (County Route 759) at Sylvan Hill Road (County Route 612).
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 m31004) HM
44Virginia, Charlotte County, Wylliesburg — M-9 — Paul Carrington
On Barnesville Highway (U.S. 15) at Jackson-Vaughan Road (County Route 607), on the right when traveling south on Barnesville Highway.
Member of House of Burgesses, 1765-1775, of Virginia conventions, 1774-1788, including Constitutional Conventions, of first Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia. A founder of Hampden-Sydney College. Lived and is buried at Mulberry Hill nearby.Map (db m31864) HM
45Virginia, Charlotte County, Wylliesburg — F-80 — Roanoke Plantation
On Barnesville Highway (U.S. 15) 0.3 miles north of Jackson-Vaughan Road (County Route 607), on the right when traveling south.
Nine miles west is Roanoke, home of John Randolph, a member of the House of Representatives for many years, and Senator. Randolph at first was Jefferson's lieutenant and later on an opponent and critic, but he never lost the love of his . . . Map (db m31860) HM
46Virginia, Charlotte County, Wylliesburg — F-82 — Staunton Bridge Action
On Barnesville Highway (U.S. 15) 0.3 miles north of Jackson-Vaughan Road (County Route 607), on the right when traveling south. Reported permanently removed.
The railroad bridge over Staunton River, nine miles west, was held by a body of Confederate reserves and citizens from Halifax, Charlotte and Mecklenburg counties against Union cavalry raiding to destroy railroads, June 25, 1864. When the Unionists . . . Map (db m31862) HM
47Virginia, Charlotte County, Wylliesburg — F-82 — Staunton Bridge Action
On Barnesville Highway (U.S. 15) 0.2 miles north of Cannery Lane, on the left when traveling north. Reported damaged.
On 22 June 1864, more than 5,000 Union cavalrymen under Brig. Gens. James Wilson and August Kautz left Petersburg, newly under siege, to cut Confederate supply lines. Moving along the South Side and Richmond & Danville Railroads, they tore up track . . . Map (db m182492) HM
48Virginia, Charlotte County, Wylliesburg — FR-28 — The War of 1812 / War of 1812 Opposition — John Randolph
On Kings Highway (U.S. 360) west of Barnesville Highway (U.S. 15), on the right when traveling west.
The War of 1812. Impressment of Americans into British service and the violation of American ships were among the causes of America's War of 1812 with the British, which lasted until 1815. Beginning in 1813, Virginians suffered from a British . . . Map (db m107493) HM
49Virginia, Charlotte County, Wylliesburg — WylliesburghFirst Rest — Wilson-Kautz Raid —
On Jackson-Vaughan Road (County Route 607) at Moody Circle Road, on the left when traveling west on Jackson-Vaughan Road.
In June 1864, to deny General Robert E. Lee the use of the South Side Railroad and the Richmond and Danville Railroad, General Ulysses S. Grant sent General James H. Wilson and General August V. Kautz south of Petersburg on a cavalry raid to destroy . . . Map (db m40791) HM
 
 
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Jan. 28, 2023