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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Prince Edward County, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Prince Edward 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 Prince Edward County, VA (98) Amelia County, VA (44) Appomattox County, VA (75) Buckingham County, VA (37) Charlotte County, VA (49) Cumberland County, VA (27) Lunenburg County, VA (23) Nottoway County, VA (50)  PrinceEdwardCounty(98) Prince Edward County (98)  AmeliaCounty(44) Amelia County (44)  AppomattoxCounty(75) Appomattox County (75)  BuckinghamCounty(37) Buckingham County (37)  CharlotteCounty(49) Charlotte County (49)  CumberlandCounty(27) Cumberland County (27)  LunenburgCounty(23) Lunenburg County (23)  NottowayCounty(50) Nottoway County (50)
Farmville is the county seat for Prince Edward County
Adjacent to Prince Edward County, Virginia
      Amelia County (44)  
      Appomattox County (75)  
      Buckingham County (37)  
      Charlotte County (49)  
      Cumberland County (27)  
      Lunenburg County (23)  
      Nottoway County (50)  
 
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1Virginia, Prince Edward County, Burkeville — Z-53 — Prince Edward County / Nottoway County
On West Colonial Trail Highway (U.S. 460) at County Route 607, in the median on West Colonial Trail Highway.
Prince Edward County. Area 356 Square Miles. Formed from Amelia, and named for Prince Edward, son of Frederick, prince of Wales, and younger brother of King George III. General Joseph E. Johnston was born in this county; . . . Map (db m31787) HM
2Virginia, Prince Edward County, Burkeville — M-23 — Prince Edward State Park for Negroes
On Patrick Henry Highway (U.S. 360) at Twin Lakes Road (County Route 621), on the right when traveling west on Patrick Henry Highway.
Prince Edward State Park for Negroes was established in 1950 one mile west on the site of the former Prince Edward Lake Recreation Area for Negroes. Maceo C. Martin, an African American from Danville, sued the state when he was denied access to . . . Map (db m31040) HM
3Virginia, Prince Edward County, Burkeville — PE8 — Prince Edward State Park for NegroesGreen Bay, Virginia — Prince Edward County —
On Route 697 just east of County Road 707, on the left when traveling west.
In 1950, Prince Edward Lake Recreation Area became Prince Edward State Park for Negroes — Virginia's eighth state park and the only one accessible at that time to African Americans. During an era of segregation, this site was a refuge for . . . Map (db m182508) HM
4Virginia, Prince Edward County, Burkeville — Pushing the BoundariesWhat are those concrete posts? — Twin Lakes State Park —
On County Road 697, 0.1 miles west of County Road 707, on the left when traveling south.
When Prince Edward State Park for Negroes opened in 1950, these posts marked the confines of the swim area. Laws at the time ensured the people who visited this park were no strangers to boundaries—things like parks and even water fountains . . . Map (db m182510) HM
5Virginia, Prince Edward County, Darlington Heights — M-27 — Vernon Johns
On Darlington Heights Road (County Route 665) at Douglas Church Road, on the right when traveling west on Darlington Heights Road.
Rev. Dr. Vernon Johns was born here in Darlington Heights on 22 April 1892. A graduate of Oberlin College, Johns was an orator of great renown and the first African-American minister included in Best Sermons of the Year (1926), an . . . Map (db m54440) HM
6Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — 1951 Student Walk-Out
On Griffin Boulevard just north of South Main Street (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling north.
Dedicated to the children of the 1951 student walk-out at R.R. Moton High SchoolMap (db m171735) HM
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7Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — A New Birth of Freedom
On High Street (County Road 643) at Randolph Street, on the right when traveling west on High Street.
This is America's first two-college community, with the founding of Prince Edward County in 1754, Hampden-Sydney in 1775, Farmville in 1798, and Longwood in 1839. It is a crossroads of American history, home to Patrick Henry and Barbara Johns, to . . . Map (db m181200) HM
8Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — About Hampden-Sydney College
On College Road (County Route 692) 0.3 miles south of Five Forks Road (County Route 658), on the right when traveling south.
You are standing near the site of the original campus of Hampden-Sydney College, which stood on the knoll to your right (see artist reconstruction above). Hampden-Sydney began classes on November 10, 1775, the last college founded in Colonial . . . Map (db m54486) HM
9Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — African-Americans at High BridgeHigh Bridge Trail State Park
Near River Road (County Route 600) at Jamestown Road (County Route 657), on the left when traveling south.
Engineer Department Activities The High Bridge fortifications were built, in part, with the help of area free men of color who were conscripted for Confederate service. The Confederate Congress authorized the draft of free men of color to . . . Map (db m83638) HM
10Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — American Revolution Memorial
On College Road (County Road 692) at Atkinson Avenue (County Road 1002), on the right when traveling south on College Road.
Hampden-Sydney alumni who died in the American Revolution Samuel Hackley 1780 • Clement Read III 1781Map (db m181181) WM
11Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — M-39 — Barbara Rose Johns(1935 - 1991)
On Griffin Boulevard, 0.1 miles north of South Main Street (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling north.
Barbara Johns, civil rights pioneer, was born in New York and moved to her parents' native Prince Edward County as a child. In April 1951, at age 16, she led a student walkout to protest conditions at the segregated Robert Russa Moton High School, . . . Map (db m171732) HM
12Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — 27 — Beulah AME ChurchFarmville, Virginia — Prince Edward County
On South Main Street (U.S. 15) at 4th Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Reported permanently removed.
Beulah African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was founded in 1868. Originally, it was known as The Colored Methodist Church of Farmville. The original wooden-framed building was destroyed, by fire in 1898. The cornerstone on the present . . . Map (db m31318) HM
13Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — PE2 — Beulah AME ChurchFarmville, Virginia — Prince Edward County —
On North Main Street (Business U.S. 15) at 4th Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street.
Beulah African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was founded in 1868 as the Colored Methodist Church of Farmville. The original wood-frame building was destroyed by five in 1898. The cornerstone on the present building was laid in 1901. A . . . Map (db m181202) HM
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14Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — Camp ParadiseHigh Bridge Trail State Park
Near River Road (County Route 600) at Jamestown Road (County Route 657), on the left when traveling south.
Veteran, war-worn, French speaking "chic creoles" of the Donaldsonville Artillery detachment of 43 Louisiana Creole Canonniers received orders to guard High Bridge by the Lynchburg Confederate Military District Commander Francis T. Nicholls, a . . . Map (db m83637) HM
15Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — F-72 — Campaign of 1781
On Farmville Road (U.S. 15) at Worsham Road (County Route 665), on the right when traveling north on Farmville Road.
In 1781, British Gen. Charles Cornwallis ordered cavalry commander Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton to raid Southside Virginia to seize or destroy private and public supplies of ammunition, clothing, and food. On 9 July, Tarleton left Cobham in Surry . . . Map (db m166813) HM
16Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — Civil War Memorial
On College Road (County Road 692) at Atkinson Avenue (County Road 1002), on the left when traveling north on College Road.
Hampden-Sydney alumni who died in the Civil War John T. Thornton '42 • Parke Poindexter '44 • Thomas M.W. Lyle '46 • George K. Moody '48 • Gustavus A. Bass '50 • Crawford H. Jones '51 • William R. Carter '52 • E.C. Jordan '52 . . . Map (db m181179) WM
17Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — Confederate Veterans Monument
On Randolph Street at High Street (County Road 643), on the left when traveling south on Randolph Street.
1861 Virginia 1865 Defenders of State "Sovereignty". Confederate Heroes List of companies organized In the county 1861. Company F 18th. Va. Inf’’ty. " " D 18th, " " " " " D 18th, " " " " " I 23rd, " " " " " K 21st, " " " . . . Map (db m31311) WM
18Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — Dr. Barbara SmithLongwood University Athletic Hall of Fame Inaugural Member — Longwood University —
On Johnston Drive, 0.1 miles north of Milnwood Road, on the right when traveling north.
Dr. Barbara Smith is the founder of the women's golf program at Longwood and served as head coach from 1966 to 1992. In nearly three decades under her leadership, Longwood became a national powerhouse on the college golf landscape with three . . . Map (db m205011) HM
19Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — Dr. Elizabeth Burger Jackson '34Longwood University Athletic Hall of Fame Inaugural Member (1914-1998) — Longwood University —
Near Johnston Drive, 0.2 miles north of Milnwood Road, on the right when traveling north.
This field is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Elizabeth Burger Jackson '34 for her lifelong dedication to field hockey and the development of young people. Dr. Jackson was an accomplished student athlete, a member of the United States Field . . . Map (db m205042) HM
20Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — Dr. William W. H. Thackston1820-1899
On High Street (County Route 643) at Venable Street, on the right when traveling east on High Street.
On this site was the home of Dr. William W. H. Thackston 1820-1899 A distinguished pioneer dentist who practiced his profession in Farmville for more than fifty-five years A founder of The Virginia Society of Surgeon . . . Map (db m31317) HM
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21Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — Everett Stadium
Near College Road (Route 692) just south of Crawley Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Everett Stadium was built in 2007 on the site of Hundley Stadium 1964-2007.Map (db m181194) HM
22Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — FarmvilleLee’s Retreat — April 7, 1865 —
On North Main Street (Virginia Route 45), on the left when traveling north.
The Confederate army marched through this tobacco town, followed by the Union army. Lee hoped to issue rations to his men here before turning south but was forced to flee across the Appomattox River. Grant sent his first dispatch to Lee concerning . . . Map (db m11855) HM
23Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — FarmvilleBrief Respite — Lee’s Retreat —
On North Main Street (Virginia Route 45), on the right when traveling south.
Half-starved and exhausted, the vanguard of the Army of Northern Virginia stumbled into Farmville early on the morning of April 7, 1865. Here, at last, the men found long-promised rations – everything from bread to soup and ham. While the head . . . Map (db m11858) HM
24Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — 25 — Farmville Female Seminary AssociationFarmville, Virginia — Prince Edward County
Near High Street (County Route 643) south of St George Street. Reported permanently removed.
Founded on March 5, 1839 as the Farmville Female Seminary Association, Longwood is one of the oldest colleges originally for women in the country. In 1842 the cornerstone was laid for the first true college building, which is today known as . . . Map (db m31316) HM
25Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — PE3 — Farmville Female Seminary AssociationFarmville, Virginia — Prince Edward County —
On High Street (County Road 643) near Randolph Street, on the right when traveling east.
Founded on March 5, 1839, as the Farmville Female Seminary Association, Longwood is one of the oldest colleges originally for women in the country. In 1842 the cornerstone was laid for the first true building at the college, known today as . . . Map (db m181198) HM
26Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — First Baptist Church
On North Main Street (Business U.S. 15) at 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street.
Established 1867 Visited by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Map (db m181204) HM
27Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — 26 — First Baptist ChurchFarmville, Virginia — Prince Edward County
On South Main Street (U.S. 15) at 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Reported permanently removed.
The First Baptist Church was organized in 1866 as an outgrowth of the predominantly white Farmville Baptist Church. In 1949, following the death of the Rev. C. H. Griffin, the Church voted unanimously to call his son, L. Francis Griffin, as . . . Map (db m31310) HM
28Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — PE1 — First Baptist ChurchFarmville, Virginia — Prince Edward County —
On North Main Street (Business U.S. 15) just south of 4th Street, on the right when traveling north.
First Baptist Church in Farmville was organized in 1866 as an outgrowth of the predominantly white Farmville Baptist Church. In 1949, following the death of the Rev. C.H. Griffin, the church voted unanimously to call on his son, L. Francis . . . Map (db m181206) HM
29Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — I-14 — Four Sororities Founded
On High Street (County Route 643) at Buffalo Street, on the right when traveling east on High Street.
Longwood College, formerly known as the State Female Normal School, is the only U.S. school where four national sororities were founded. Kappa Delta, founded on 23 Oct. 1897, was the first sorority organized in Virginia. The sorority with the . . . Map (db m31313) HM
30Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — I 14-a — Free Blacks of Israel Hill
On West 3rd Street (Business U.S. 15) at Layne Street (County Route 695), on the right when traveling east on West 3rd Street.
Just to the west lies Israel Hill, settled in 1810-1811 by approximately ninety formerly enslaved persons who received freedom and 350 acres from Judith Randolph under the will of her husband, Richard Randolph, cousin of Thomas Jefferson. These . . . Map (db m28041) HM
31Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — French's Church
Near Farmville Road (U.S. 15) at Kingsville Road (Virginia Route 133), on the left when traveling south.
An Episcopal church, built in 1757, formerly stood one-eighth of a mile east of here. According to tradition, a detachment of Rochambeau's army wintered here after the Battle of Yorktown, and seventy French soldiers were buried in the church yard. . . . Map (db m31333) HM
32Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — 9 — Hampden-SydneyA new college for a new republic.
On College Road (County Route 692) 0.3 miles south of Five Forks Road (County Route 658), on the right when traveling south.
When Samuel Stanhope Smith, our first president, named the College after English anti-Royalists, he clearly agreed with Patrick Henry’s revolutionary vision. Thus it was logical that Henry should be elected a Founding Trustee in November 1775, . . . Map (db m54480) HM
33Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — 28 — Hampden-Sydney CollegeHampden-Sydney, Virginia — Prince Edward County
On College Road (County Route 692) 0.3 miles south of Five Forks Road (County Route 658), on the right when traveling south. Reported permanently removed.
Hampden-Sydney College, in continuous operation since November 10, 1775, was established “to form good men and good citizens.” One of the few remaining all-male colleges, it was named for John Hampden (1594-1643) and Algernon Sydney . . . Map (db m31324) HM
34Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — I-9 — Hampden-Sydney College
On College Road (County Route 692) near Via Sacra (County Route 1001), on the right when traveling north.
Hampden-Sydney College, in continuous operation since 10 Nov. 1775, was established "to form good men and good Citizens." It was named for John Hampden (1594-1643) and Algernon Sydney (1622-1683), champions of parliamentary rule in England. Patrick . . . Map (db m31334) HM
35Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — PE6 — Hampden-Sydney CollegeHampden Sydney, Virginia — Prince Edward County —
On College Road (County Road 692) 0.1 miles south of Crawley Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Hampden-Sydney College, in continuous operation since November 10, 1775, was established "to form good men and good citizens." One of the few remaining all-male colleges today, it was named for John Hampden (1594-1643) and Algernon Sydney . . . Map (db m181191) HM
36Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — High Bridge Trail
On North Main Street (Virginia Route 45) at Depot Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street.
High Bridge was constructed in 1853 to the cross of the Appomattox River east of Farmville. The Bridge completed South Side Railroad's connection from Petersburg to Lynchburg. The original stood 125 feet above the Appomattox River, built on 21 . . . Map (db m171713) HM
37Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — F-65 — History of Worsham
On Farmville Road (U.S. 15) at Worsham Road (County Route 665), on the right when traveling north on Farmville Road.
This site served as the county seat when Prince Edward County was founded in 1754. The original courthouse constructed soon thereafter was replaced in 1776. The last courthouse here was built in 1832. The former debtors' prison built in 1787 and the . . . Map (db m31342) HM
38Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — F-70 — Kingsville
On Farmville Road (U.S. 15) at Kingsville Road (Virginia Route 133), on the right when traveling south on Farmville Road.
Here, before the Revolution, stood King's Tavern. The British cavalryman, Tarleton, raiding, camped here in 1781. In the same year sick and wounded French soldiers were brought to this place from Yorktown; seventy of them are buried here. Nearby is . . . Map (db m31332) HM
39Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — Korean War Memorial
On College Road (County Road 692) at Atkinson Avenue (County Road 1002), on the right when traveling south on College Road.
Hampden-Sydney alumni who died in the Korean War Dashiell Rouse '42 • Cecil A. Barnett '49Map (db m181187) WM
40Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — Longwood
On Johnston Drive, 0.1 miles south of Longwood Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
Property acquired 1765 by Peter Johnston. Home of Peter Johnston, Jr., Lieutenant in Lee's Legion and judge of Circuit Court of Virginia. Birthplace of General Joseph E. Johnston. Purchased 1811 by Abraham B. Venable, U.S. senator; organizer . . . Map (db m31301) HM
41Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — I-15 — Longwood College
On South Main Street (U.S. 15) at Franklin Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street.
The college opened here in October 1884 as a "state female normal school". In 1914 the name was changed to "State Normal School for Women at Farmville"; In 1924 to "State Teachers College at Farmville"; In 1949 to "Longwood College". Conferring the . . . Map (db m29162) HM
42Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — M-33 — Longwood Estate
On Johnston Drive, 0.1 miles south of Longwood Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
Peter Johnston (1763-1831)--jurist, Speaker of the House of Delegates (1805-1807), and father of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston--inherited Longwood estate from his father. He sold the property after he became a judge on the General Court of . . . Map (db m31290) HM
43Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — I 15-a — Longwood University
On South Main Street (U.S. 15) at Redford Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Reported missing.
Longwood University is a state-supported institution developed from the privately owned Farmville Female Seminary that was incorporated in 1839. In 1884, it became a public institution when the Commonwealth acquired the property and renamed it the . . . Map (db m29164) HM
44Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — Main Street / Mayor J. David Crute / EACO TheatreHistoric Farmville
On South Main Street (Business U.S. 15) at 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street.
Main Street Once named Bizarre in 1736, Farmville was established as a town in 1798. From the town's formation, tobacco was a major factor in its prosperity. The numerous warehouses along the Main Street corridor represent . . . Map (db m31352) HM
45Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — I-26 — Martha E. Forrester(1863 - 1951)
On Race Street at Franklin Street, on the right when traveling south on Race Street.
Martha E. Forrester lived in this house. In 1920 she helped the Council of Colored Women to foster community uplift. As the organization's president for 31 years, she led its campaigns to improve educational opportunities for African American . . . Map (db m171724) HM
46Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — M-36 — Oliver White Hill Sr.(1907 - 2007)
On Griffin Boulevard at South Main Street (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling north on Griffin Boulevard.
On behalf of local plaintiffs, civil rights attorney Oliver White Hill Sr. and law partners Martin A. Martin and Spottswood Robinson III filed Davis v. Prince Edward in 1951 to challenge racial segregation in public schools. This case, along . . . Map (db m171733) HM
47Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — I-19 — Presbyterian Seminary
On Via Sacra (County Route 1001) near College Road (County Route 692), on the left when traveling west.
The first Presbyterian seminary in the South was established here in 1812 as the Theology Department of Hampden-Sydney College. It became independent of the college in 1822. After the synods of Virginia and North Carolina assumed joint ownership in . . . Map (db m31335) HM
48Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — 23 — Prince Edward County Public SchoolsFarmville, Virginia — Prince Edward County
Near Zion Hill Road (County Route 628) 0.1 miles east of McClendon Drive. Reported permanently removed.
In 1954, after the Supreme Court ruled in Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka, that United States schools must integrate, Senator Harry S. Byrd and several Virginia governors followed the policy of “massive resistance.” Integration was . . . Map (db m31321) HM
49Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — PE5 — Prince Edward County Public SchoolsFarmville, Virginia — Prince Edward County —
On Zion Hill Road (County Road 628) 0.1 miles west of McLendon Street, on the right when traveling west.
In 1954, after the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka that American schools must integrate, Senator Harry S. Byrd and several Virginia governors followed the policy of "massive resistance." Integration was . . . Map (db m181154) HM
50Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — F-71 — Providence
On Farmville Road (U.S. 15) at Worsham Road (County Route 665), on the right when traveling north on Farmville Road.
Two miles east is the Glebe House where the Rev. Archibald McRoberts lived during the Revolution. Tarleton, raiding through this section in July, 1781, set fire to the house, but a timely rain put out the flames. Accordingly, the place was named . . . Map (db m31339) HM
51Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — 24 — R. R. Moton High SchoolFarmville, Virginia — Prince Edward County
Near Griffin Boulevard at Barrow Street. Reported permanently removed.
On this site of the former R.R. Moton High School, the actions of some brave African-American students to achieve equal educational opportunities for blacks eventually led to the end of legal segregation in American public schools. Moton . . . Map (db m31319) HM
52Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — PE4 — R.R. Moton High SchoolFarmville, Virginia — Prince Edward County —
On Griffin Boulevard at Barrow Street, on the right when traveling north on Griffin Boulevard.
On this site of the former R.R. Moton High School, the actions of many brave African American students to achieve equal educational opportunities for Blacks eventually led to the end of legal segregation in American public schools. Moton . . . Map (db m171727) HM
53Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — F-69 — Randolph-Macon Medical School
On U.S. 15, on the right when traveling south.
Just to the west was the medical school of John Peter Mettauer, which became a branch of Randolph-Macon College in 1847. It was discontinued, probably in 1861. Dr. Mettauer, one of the leading surgeons of the day, practiced until his death in 1875.Map (db m19805) HM
54Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — Rich in History
On North Main Street (Virginia Route 45) at Depot Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street.
Farmville's rich history lives and breathes in everything that surrounds us, from the warehouses we shop in, the restaurants we dine in, the trails we walk on and the water that flows through the Appomattox River. Extensive revitalization . . . Map (db m171710) HM
55Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — M-1 — Robert Russa Moton High School
On South Main Street (U.S. 15) at Griffin Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street.
On this site 4-23-51, the students staged a strike protesting inadequate school facilities. Led by Rev. L. Francis Griffin, these students' actions became a part of the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision, which ruled . . . Map (db m31320) HM
56Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — Robert Russa Moton High School Timeline
On Barrow Street at Griffin Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on Barrow Street.
1939: Robert Russa Moton High School built for 180 students 1940: 219 students 1947: 377 students 1948: 3 tar paper shacks built 1950: 477 students 1951: Moton Students Strike
There . . . Map (db m171725) HM
57Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — Roll of Honor
On College Road (County Road 692) at Atkinson Avenue (County Road 1002), on the right when traveling south on College Road.
Hampden-Sydney men who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II Samuel Anderson Johnston, 1918 • Robert Milton Cook, 1922 • David Albert Hurt, 1923 • Winfield Thomas Jones, 1928 • Hugh Thompson Hunt, 1930 • Ellis Saunders Allen, . . . Map (db m181186) WM
58Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — September 11 Memorial
On College Road (County Road 692) at Atkinson Avenue (County Road 1002), on the right when traveling south on College Road.
Hampden-Sydney alumni who died on September 11, 2001 Kenneth E. Lewis 1974Map (db m181189) WM
59Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — Site of the Randolph House
On North Main Street (State Highway 45) at East Second Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street.
Here stood the hotel where General U.S. Grant made his headquarters April 7, 1865, and opened correspondence with General R.E. Lee which terminated in the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House two days later. From the . . . Map (db m30252) HM
60Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — F-66 — Slate Hill Plantation
On Farmville Road (U.S. 15) 0.8 miles south of Worsham Road (County Route 665), on the right when traveling south.
To the west is the estate of Nathaniel Venable (1733-1804), Slate Hill Plantation. He was a prominent citizen of Prince Edward County, serving in the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1766 to 1768. During the Revolutionary War, he was a member of the . . . Map (db m31343) HM
61Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — Spanish-American War Memorial
On College Road (County Road 692) at Atkinson Avenue (County Road 1002), on the left when traveling north on College Road.
Hampden-Sydney alumni who died in the Spanish-American War William D. Pasco '95 • Joseph C. Spotswood '96Map (db m181177) WM
62Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — PE7 — The Beneficial Benevolent Society of the Loving Sisters and Brothers of Hampden CountyFarmville, Virginia — Prince Edward County —
On College Road (County Route 692) just north of County Road 1006, on the left when traveling north.
Established in 1843, most likely by free Black people, the Beneficial Benevolent Society of the Loving Sisters and Brothers of Hampden Sydney consisted of two mutual-benefit groups for African American men and women of the Hampden Sydney . . . Map (db m181175) HM
63Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — The Birthplace
Near College Road (County Route 692) near Via Sacra (County Route 1001).
In 1775, the Session of Hanover Presbytery met in this building, the law office of Nathaniel Venable, to lay final plans for the establishment of Hampden-Sydney College. The building was erected between 1737 and 1756 on Venable’s Plantation, . . . Map (db m31338) HM
64Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — The Crallé FamilyGreen Front Furniture
On North Main Street (Virginia Route 45) at Depot Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street.
The President and owner of the Green Front Furniture Company (pictured at left) represents one of the largest business success stories in Virginia. "Green Front" got jump started in the mid 1960's when Dickie Crallé, a fresh graduate of . . . Map (db m171717) HM
65Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — The High BridgeHigh Bridge Trail State Park
Near River Road (County Route 600) at Jamestown Road (County Route 657), on the left when traveling south.
“There have been higher bridges not so long and longer bridges not so high, but taking the height and length together, this is, perhaps, the largest bridge in the world.” -C.O. Sanford, South Side Railroad’s chief engineer,1852 In . . . Map (db m83636) HM
66Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — The Light of Reconciliation / Now, Therefore Be It Resolved,
On North Main Street (Business U.S. 15) just south of East 3rd Street (Business U.S. 460), on the right when traveling north.
The Light of Reconciliation Illuminated in the Courthouse Bell Tower on July 21, 2008, by the Board of Supervisors of Prince Edward County, in honor of Barbara Rose Johns and the students of Robert Russa Moton High School, and all the . . . Map (db m171719) HM
67Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — Tyrus Raymond Cobb
On College Road (Route 692) just west of Athletic Center Drive, on the left when traveling west.
This Ballpark Honors Tyrus Raymond Cobb, baseball player and philantrhopist, whose work ethic and generous spirit inspired and touched many 2011
In naming your ball park after (Ty) Cobb, you have effectively set a . . . Map (db m181197) HM
68Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — Veterans Memorial
On North Main Street (Business U.S. 15) just north of High Street (County Road 643), on the left when traveling south.
In honor of the men and women of Prince Edward County who served their country in the Armed Forces since World War II and in memory of the following who made the Supreme Sacrifice Korean War Edwin L. Branscome • Horace J. Divens • . . . Map (db m171722) WM
69Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — Vietnam War Memorial
On College Road (County Road 692) at Atkinson Avenue (County Road 1002), on the right when traveling south on College Road.
Hampden-Sydney alumni who died in the Vietnam War Stephen F. Snyder '65 • Robert D. Unrue '68Map (db m181188) WM
70Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — World War I Memorial
On North Main Street (Business U.S. 15) just north of High Street (County Road 643), on the left when traveling south.
In honor of the men and women of Prince Edward County who served their country in the Armed Forces and in memory of the following who made the Supreme Sacrifice in World War I 1917-1918 William H. Anderson • William W. Baker • Ricahrd . . . Map (db m171723) WM
71Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — World War I Memorial
On College Road (County Road 692) at Atkinson Avenue (County Road 1002), on the left when traveling north on College Road.
To the brave all homage render — Thompson.
This gate is erected by the alumni and friends of Hampden-Sydney College an affectionate and perpetual memorial to those who offered and who gave their . . . Map (db m181176) WM
72Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville — World War II Memorial
On North Main Street (Business U.S. 15) just north of High Street (County Road 643), on the right when traveling south.
In honor of the men and women of Prince Edward County who served their country in the Armed Forces and in memory of the following who made the Supreme Sacrifice in World War II 1941 - 1945 Billy M. Adams • Harry E. Allard • Edwin T. . . . Map (db m171721) WM
73Virginia, Prince Edward County, Green Bay — M-35 — Blanche Kelso Bruce
On Patrick Henry Highway (U.S. 360) at Tower Road (County Route 623), on the right when traveling west on Patrick Henry Highway.
Blanche Kelso Bruce, African American political leader, was born into slavery south of here on 1 Mar. 1841. He grew up in Virginia, Mississippi, and Missouri before escaping slavery during the Civil War. In 1869 Bruce moved back to Mississippi and . . . Map (db m41699) HM
74Virginia, Prince Edward County, Green Bay — M-29 — CCC Company 1390Camp Gallion
On Patrick Henry Highway (U.S. 360) at Tower Road (County Route 623), on the right when traveling west on Patrick Henry Highway.
A short distance west is the site of Camp Gallion, home from 1933 to 1941 of Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1390. This all-African American company performed extensive work in the present-day Prince Edward-Gallion State Forest. Company 1390 . . . Map (db m31039) HM
75Virginia, Prince Edward County, Green Bay — Prince Edward State Park: A Refuge of FreedomTwin Lakes State Park
On County Road 697, 0.1 miles west of County Road 707, on the left when traveling west.
Today when you think of the outdoors you imagine a place that everyone can enjoy, but in post Civil War America, this was not the case. Many southern states operated on very strict segregation laws leaving many Americans without the opportunity . . . Map (db m182513) HM
76Virginia, Prince Edward County, Green Bay — M-34 — Sharon Baptist Church
On Green Bay Road (County Route 696) at County Route 612 on Green Bay Road.
On this site prior to 1745 the Church of England’s Raleigh Parish established Sandy River Chapel. Construction was completed on a new wooden church by 1765, some of which is believed to survive within the present building. In 1782 . . . Map (db m107527) HM
77Virginia, Prince Edward County, Green Bay — Twin Lakes State Park
On County Road 629 at Goodwin Lake Road, on the left when traveling west on County Road 629.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m182506) HM
78Virginia, Prince Edward County, Meherrin — Meherrin Station“Wrapt in Smoke” — Wilson-Kautz Raid —
On Moores Ordinary Road (Virginia Route 728) at Stagecoach Road (County Route 630), on the left when traveling west on Moores Ordinary Road.
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 m19257) HM
79Virginia, Prince Edward County, Meherrin — Mount Pleasant Methodist Church
On Farmville Road (U.S. 15) at Mt. Pleasant Road (County Road 633), on the right when traveling north on Farmville Road.
Mount Pleasant Methodist Church was organized in 1788 1.8 miles north of here in McGehee's Barn. The first meeting stood near this spot in 1798. The present church was built in 1856 on land given by George Washington Redd, Sr. after the first church . . . Map (db m171736) HM
80Virginia, Prince Edward County, Prospect — High Bridge Trail State ParkElam Crossing
On County Route 657 at Prince Edward Highway (U.S. 460), on the right when traveling north on County Route 657.
To the five who lost their lives on March 13, 1951, "...we feel joy that those precious and so dear were allowed to stop by here, even so briefly..." G.L. Brooks, "Gone But Not Forgotten," 2009 On March 13, 1951, five African American children from . . . Map (db m31781) HM
81Virginia, Prince Edward County, Prospect — M-30 — Sulphur Spring Baptist Church
On Sulphur Spring Road (County Route 657) at Oak Hill Road (County Route 615), on the right when traveling west on Sulphur Spring Road.
According to local tradition, the Sulphur Spring Baptist Church was founded in 1867, when services were held in a brush arbor. During the Reconstruction period, formerly enslaved African Americans formed congregations throughout the South similar to . . . Map (db m54442) HM
82Virginia, Prince Edward County, Rice — M-32 — Action at High Bridge
On Prince Edward Highway (U.S. 460) at Pisgah Church Road (County Route 735), on the right when traveling east on Prince Edward Highway.
During the night of 6-7 April 1865, part of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia crossed the South Side Railroad's High Bridge three miles north of here as Union armies under Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant pursued closely. After the last . . . Map (db m31288) HM
83Virginia, Prince Edward County, Rice — Battle of Sailors Creek
On Saylers Creek Road (Virginia Route 617), on the right when traveling south.
(Front):Battles of Sailors Creek April 6, 1865 "My God! Has the army been dissolved?" General R. E. Lee Hillsman's Farm US 442 CS 3400 Marshall's Crossroads US 172 CS 2600 Lockett's Farm (Double Bridges) US 536 CS 1700 Totals include . . . Map (db m11798) HM
84Virginia, Prince Edward County, Rice — M-25 — Battle of Sailor's Creek
On Prince Edward Highway (U.S. 460) at Pisgah Church Road (County Route 735), on the right when traveling west on Prince Edward Highway.
Six miles north took place the battle of Sailor's Creek, April 6, 1865. Lee's army, retreating westward from Amelia Courthouse to Farmville by way of Deatonsville, was attacked by Sheridan, who surrounded Ewell's Corps. After a fierce action the . . . Map (db m31287) HM
85Virginia, Prince Edward County, Rice — Cavalry Battle at High BridgeLee’s Retreat — April 6, 1865 —
On Prince Edward Hwy (U.S. 460), on the right when traveling west.
About 900 Union infantry and cavalry were sent from Burkeville to burn this South Side Railroad trestle over the Appomattox River. Pursued by Confederate cavalry in the engagement which followed nearby, their bridge-burning mission failed and most . . . Map (db m11819) HM
86Virginia, Prince Edward County, Rice — Cavalry Battle at High BridgeUnion Opportunity Lost — Lee’s Retreat —
On Prince Edward Hwy (U.S. 460), on the right when traveling west.
Just northeast of here, on the afternoon of April 6, 1865, a Union detachment tried and failed to burn High Bridge – where the South Side Railroad crossed the Appomattox River – and restrict the Confederate retreat to the south side of . . . Map (db m11820) HM
87Virginia, Prince Edward County, Rice — Double BridgesLee’s Retreat — April 6, 1865 —
On Virginia Route 619, on the right when traveling south.
In this ground, the Confederate column and wagon train became bogged down while crossing Sailor’s Creek. The Union forces in pursuit then assailed the Southerners and captured a large number of prisoners and wagons before darkness put an end to the . . . Map (db m11808) HM
88Virginia, Prince Edward County, Rice — Double BridgesWagon Train Bogged Down — Lee's Retreat —
On Lockett Road (County Route 619) 1.4 miles west of James Town Road (County Route 618), on the left when traveling west.
Late in the afternoon of April 6, 1865, the Confederate wagon train that had passed Holt’s Corner and then turned south at James S. Lockett’s farm toward Rice’s Station began crossing the two bridges here, across Little Sailor’s Creek and Big . . . Map (db m117559) HM
89Virginia, Prince Edward County, Rice — Ewell’s Line of DefenseThe Confederates Dig In
On Saylers Creek Road (Virginia Route 617), on the left when traveling south.
On Thursday, April 6, 1865, this high ground above Little Sailor’s Creek was protected by troops from the Richmond fortifications under Confederate General Richard S. Ewell. They hurriedly threw up a line of breastworks consisting of fence rails and . . . Map (db m11793) HM
90Virginia, Prince Edward County, Rice — F-73 — High Bridge
On Prince Edward Highway (U.S. 460) at County Route 640, on the right when traveling west on Prince Edward Highway.
One mile north stood the Southside Railroad Bridge, spanning the 75-foot-wide Appomattox River. On 6 April, 1865, nine hundred Union soldiers attempting to burn the 2500-foot-long, 126-foot-high structure were captured by Confederate cavalry. . . . Map (db m10221) HM
91Virginia, Prince Edward County, Rice — M-24 — Lee's Retreat
On Holly Farms Road (County Route 307) west of Sailers Creek Road (County Route 617), on the left when traveling west.
Two miles north are the battlefields of Sailor's Creek, April 6, 1865. There Grant captured more men than were captured in any other one day's field engagement of the war.Map (db m10222) HM
92Virginia, Prince Edward County, Rice — Lockett HouseBattle of Sailor’s Creek — Lee’s Retreat —
On Virginia Route 619, on the right when traveling south.
Here, around the home of James S. Lockett, desperate fighting occurred near sundown on April 6, 1865, when the Union corps commanded by Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys almost overwhelmed Gen. John B. Gordon’s Confederate corps. The house, just across the . . . Map (db m11804) HM
93Virginia, Prince Edward County, Rice — Lockett HouseLee’s Retreat — April 6, 1865 —
On Virginia Route 619, on the right when traveling south.
While Confederate troops were attempting to cross Sailor’s Creek on the bridges below, the fighting between the two forces began here and continued into the bottomlands. After the battle, James Lockett’s bullet-ridden house was then pressed into . . . Map (db m11805) HM
94Virginia, Prince Edward County, Rice — Marshall’s CrossroadsLee’s Retreat — April 6, 1865 —
On Saylers Creek Road (Virginia Route 617), on the right when traveling south.
Union cavalry found Confederate infantry posted here along the road to Rice’s Depot. While others fought along Little Sailor’s Creek at Hillsman’s farm, the horse soldiers attacked this portion of Lee’s army which eventually withdrew from the field . . . Map (db m11794) HM
95Virginia, Prince Edward County, Rice — Z-285 — Prince Edward County / Nottoway County
On Holly Farms Road (Route 307) west of Sailers Creek Road, on the left when traveling west.
Prince Edward County. Area 356 Square Miles. Formed from Amelia, and named for Prince Edward, son of Frederick, prince of Wales, and younger brother of King George III. General Joseph E. Johnston was born in this county; . . . Map (db m10223) HM
96Virginia, Prince Edward County, Rice — Rice’s DepotLee’s Retreat — April 6, 1865 —
On 600 at Virginia Route 735, on the left when traveling south on 600.
Confederate troops began entrenching on the high ground across the road from Burkesville Junction. Upon the approach of the Union army, the forces skirmished briefly until darkness ended the fighting. General Lee headquartered here before his march . . . Map (db m11814) HM
97Virginia, Prince Edward County, Rice — Rice’s DepotRetreat and Pursuit — Lee’s Retreat —
On U.S. 600 at U.S. 735, on the left when traveling south on U.S. 600.
Gen. James Longstreet’s corps, leading the Confederate retreat westward, reached Rice’s Depot along the South Side Railroad and entrenched on April 6, 1865, while the Battle of Sailor’s Creek raged to the east. Here Longstreet guarded the road from . . . Map (db m11829) HM
98Virginia, Prince Edward County, Rice — Sailor’s Creek
On Virginia Route 619, on the left when traveling south.
Here Lee fought his last battle, April 6, 1865. Ewell almost won a great vic- tory but was overwhelmed by Sheridan. Nottoway Chapter U.D.C. 1928Map (db m11806) HM
 
 
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