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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Prince George County, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Prince George 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 George County, VA (60) Charles City County, VA (76) Chesterfield County, VA (230) Dinwiddie County, VA (162) Hopewell Ind. City, VA (65) Petersburg Ind. City, VA (154) Surry County, VA (36) Sussex County, VA (25)  PrinceGeorgeCounty(60) Prince George County (60)  CharlesCityCounty(76) Charles City County (76)  ChesterfieldCounty(230) Chesterfield County (230)  DinwiddieCounty(162) Dinwiddie County (162)  (65) Hopewell (65)  Petersburg(154) Petersburg (154)  SurryCounty(36) Surry County (36)  SussexCounty(25) Sussex County (25)
Prince George is the county seat for Prince George County
Adjacent to Prince George County, Virginia
      Charles City County (76)  
      Chesterfield County (230)  
      Dinwiddie County (162)  
      Hopewell (65)  
      Petersburg (154)  
      Surry County (36)  
      Sussex County (25)  
 
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1 Virginia, Prince George County, Burrowsville — K-218 — Brandon
This place, five miles northeast, has been owned by the Harrison family for two centuries. John Martin patented the land in 1617; Nathaniel Harrison bought it in 1720. The present house was built about 1770. The British General Phillips landed at . . . Map (db m74771) HM
2 Virginia, Prince George County, Burrowsville — K-215 — Hood's
Four miles north on James River. There, on January 3, 1781, Benedict Arnold, ascending the river, was fired on by cannon. On January 10, Arnold, returning, sent ashore there a force that was ambushed by George Rogers Clark. Fort Powhatan stood there . . . Map (db m11654) HM
3 Virginia, Prince George County, Carson — Z-236 — Prince George County / Sussex County
Prince George County. Area 294 Square Miles. Formed in 1702 from Charles City, and named for Prince George of Denmark, husband of Queen Anne. The battles of the crater, 1864, and Fort Steadman, 1865, took place in this county. . . . Map (db m18920) HM
4 Virginia, Prince George County, Carson — UM-20 — Reams Station
Three miles north. There the Union cavalryman Kautz, in Wilson's raid, destroyed the station, June 22, 1864. Returning from Burkeville, Kautz reached there again June 29, and was joined by Wilson. Attacked by Hampton, Wilson and Kautz hastily . . . Map (db m164222) HM
5 Virginia, Prince George County, Disputanta — Z-34 — Prince George County / Sussex County
Prince George County. Area 294 Square Miles. Formed in 1702 from Charles City, and named for Prince George of Denmark, husband of Queen Anne. The battles of the crater, 1864, and Fort Steadman, 1865, took place in this county. . . . Map (db m18111) HM
6 Virginia, Prince George County, Fort Gregg-Adams — Fort Gregg-Adams' Oldest Building
The Gordon R. Davis House is the oldest building on Fort Gregg-Adams. Construction of the structure began in 1915 by Joseph Sarna. The land was purchased for a training camp in 1917 and the house was completed in 1918. Dubbed the "White House," it . . . Map (db m234816) HM
7 Virginia, Prince George County, Fort Gregg-Adams — General Brehon Burke Somervell1892 - 1955
The impossible we do at once, the miraculous takes a little longer. Panel 2 Early Years Brerhon Burke Somervell was born on May 9, 1892, in Little Rock, Arkansas, and was the only child of William Taylor Somervell, a . . . Map (db m234873) HM
8 Virginia, Prince George County, Fort Gregg-Adams — M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle
This fully tracked transport vehicle provides cross-country mobility, mounted firepower, and protection. The Bradley entered service in 1981. Weight: 50,000 pounds (Combat Loaded) Gun: M242 25mm "Bushmaster" Automatic Cannon Crew: 3 (plus 6 . . . Map (db m234813) HM
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9 Virginia, Prince George County, Fort Gregg-Adams — M32B3 Recovery Vehicle
Based on the M4 Sherman tank chassis, this recovery vehicle concept was developed in World War II. This model was used through the 1950's. Weight: 61,700 pounds Crew: 4 Speed: 26 MPH maxMap (db m234812) HM
10 Virginia, Prince George County, Fort Gregg-Adams — Pershing II Battlefield Support Missile and Launcher
. . . Map (db m234811) HM
11 Virginia, Prince George County, Fort Gregg-Adams — Site of U.S. Military Railroad
Built in 1864 connecting City Point Supply Base with the Union Army outside Petersburg.Map (db m234824) HM
12 Virginia, Prince George County, Fort Gregg-Adams — T12 High Explosive (HE) BombThe "Cloudmaker"
Largest Aircraft Ordnance of World War II - 43,600 LbsMap (db m234815) HM
13 Virginia, Prince George County, Fort Lee — “A Splendid Charge”
Here at Petersburg on June 15, 1864, African-American troops recorded their first major success of the war in Virginia. “They made a splendid charge…and won great favor in the eyes of white soldiers by their courage and bravery.” - . . . Map (db m7075) HM
14 Virginia, Prince George County, Fort Lee — Battery 8 of the Dimmock Line
On June 15, 1864, after seizing Battery 5, Union troops swept southward along the Dimmock Line. Men of the 1st and 22nd Colored Troops captured Battery 8, overcoming heavy resistance from part of Brig. Gen. Henry A. Wise’s Virginia brigade. By the . . . Map (db m7029) HM
15 Virginia, Prince George County, Fort Lee — K-205 — City Point and Hopewell
City Point is five miles northeast. There Governor Sir Thomas Dale made a settlement in 1613. In April, 1781, the British General Phillips landed there. Grant had his base of operations there in the siege of Petersburg, 1864-1865. Lincoln was there . . . Map (db m14554) HM
16 Virginia, Prince George County, Fort Lee — Dictator
Sept. 1864: “…the enemy frequently shoot very large shells into Petersburg & do some damage to buildings, but the people are getting used to it, so they don’t mind them….” - A.I.P. Varin 2nd Mississippi Famous but militarily ineffective, the . . . Map (db m6896) HM
17 Virginia, Prince George County, Fort Lee — In Defense of the Nation
In World War II, over 450 members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs) were assigned to a secret experiment. It called for the creation of coastal gun battery, comprised of both men and women, with the mission to protect the Military . . . Map (db m101960) HM
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18 Virginia, Prince George County, Fort Lee — Infantry Earthworks Reported permanently removed
“Attacking entrenchments has been tried so often and with such fearful losses that even the stupidest private now knows that it cannot succeed, and the natural consequence follows; the men will not try it. The very sight of a bank of earth . . . Map (db m185747) HM
19 Virginia, Prince George County, Fort Lee — Infantry Earthworks
Re-created here are samples of some of the infantry earthworks that ringed Petersburg – works that one man said made the landscape resemble “an immense prairie dog village.” As the siege wore on, assaults against entrenched positions became . . . Map (db m185819) HM
20 Virginia, Prince George County, Fort Lee — Monotonous Toil
“The romance of a soldier’s life disappears in a siege. The change of scenery and the lively marches are gone, and the same monotonous unvaried rounds of toil take their place. Sunday and weekday are all alike.” T.M. Blythe 50th N.Y. . . . Map (db m7079) HM
21 Virginia, Prince George County, Fort Lee — Pallas Athene
Greek Goddess- wise in the arts of war and industries of peace. She led through victory to peace and prosperity.Map (db m101961) WM
22 Virginia, Prince George County, Fort Lee — Prince George Court House Road Reported permanently removed
This trail follows the old road which ran between Petersburg and Prince George Court House. It was used by both armies to move men and supplies.Map (db m185748) HM
23 Virginia, Prince George County, Fort Lee — U.S. Colored Troops
In memory of the valorous service of Regiments and Companies of the U.S. Colored Troops Army of the James and Army of the Potomac Siege of Petersburg 1864 – 65Map (db m7081) WM
24 Virginia, Prince George County, Fort Lee — Woman Warrior
This warrior figure is a tribute to all Army women who have served in defense of our nation. She represents their sacrifices, dedication and loyalty. Dedicated on Veteran's Day 2013. Funded with contributions made to the Friends . . . Map (db m101963) WM
25 Virginia, Prince George County, Fort Lee — K-219 — Women's Army Corps Training Center
The Women’s Army Corps (WAC) Training Center was established at nearby Camp Lee in 1948, when the corps gained Regular Army status. The first staff members transformed overgrown fields and dilapidated buildings into usable facilities. Run entirely . . . Map (db m98806) HM
26 Virginia, Prince George County, Garysville — K-214 — Flowerdew Hundred
Four miles north of here, Governor Sir George Yeardley established Flowerdew Hundred settlement by 1619. In 1621 a windmill was built there, the first one recorded in English North America. In response to English expansion in Powhatan lands, such an . . . Map (db m11659) HM
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27 Virginia, Prince George County, Garysville — K-212 — Powell's Creek
The creek nearby was named for Nathaniel Powell, acting Governor in 1619. Weyanoke Indian town was here. Nearby is the site of an old mill, known in the Revolution as Bland's, and later, Cocke's Mill. The British General Phillips passed here, May . . . Map (db m11657) HM
28 Virginia, Prince George County, Hopewell — Evergreen
Birthplace of Edmund Ruffin Southerner Father of Agricultural Chemistry in America 1794-1865Map (db m25009) HM
29 Virginia, Prince George County, Hopewell — K-209 — Merchant's Hope Church
This well-known colonial church's architectural form and detail is typical of early and mid-18th-century Virginia churches. Located half a mile south, the building has Flemish-bond brickwork, modillion cornice, and a gracefully splayed gable roof. . . . Map (db m30241) HM
30 Virginia, Prince George County, Hopewell — K-323 — Richard Bland
Richard Bland (1710-1776), statesman and son of Richard and Elizabeth Randolph Bland of Jordan's Point, represented Prince George County in the House of Burgesses from 1742 to 1776. Between the 1750s and 1774, Bland played a leading role through . . . Map (db m18748) HM
31 Virginia, Prince George County, Hopewell — PA-252 — Samuel Jordan of Jordan's Journey Reported missing
Prior to 1619, Native Americans occupied this prominent peninsula along the upper James River, now called Jordan's Point. Arriving in Jamestown by 1610, Samuel Jordan served in July 1619 in Jamestown as a burgess for Charles City in the New World's . . . Map (db m18749) HM
32 Virginia, Prince George County, New Bohemia — New Bohemia, VASacred Heart Parish
Beginning in the late 1880's, this region of Prince George County along the Norfolk & Western Railway became the center of the first largest settlement of Czech and Slovak immigrants in Virginia. Originally known as Wells Station, then . . . Map (db m91748) HM
33 Virginia, Prince George County, Petersburg — Prelude to Petersburg1864 Overland Campaign
On May 4, 1864, the Federal Army crossed the Rapidan River twenty miles west of Fredericksburg. The next day, Confederate General Robert E. Lee's forces struck the Union army in the Wilderness, opening a month-long campaign of nearly nonstop . . . Map (db m155055) HM
34 Virginia, Prince George County, Petersburg — Siege of Petersburg — Grant's First OffensiveJune 1864 Initial Assaults
Union General Ulysses S. Grant wanted to capture Richmond—capital of the Confederacy. Grant knew that the key to Richmond was Petersburg which was lightly defended by Confederate forces. Failing to take Richmond by approaching from the north, . . . Map (db m155051) HM
35 Virginia, Prince George County, Petersburg — The United States Military Railroad
The thin rails of the United States Military Railroad brought men, sustenance, supplies, and ammunition from City Point to Union armies sprawled across 30 miles of war-torn Virginia. You are near the site of Meade Station, one of the road's major . . . Map (db m234624) HM
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36 Virginia, Prince George County, Petersburg National Battlefield — Stephen Tyng MatherJuly 4, 1867 - Jan. 22, 1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.Map (db m75529) HM
37 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — Artillery at Petersburg
"The campaign became quite scientific, so that after the first few weeks, we learned to tell by the sound the nature of every missile that passed over us, and knew which ones to dodge. The mortar shells had the most terror for us. The ordinary . . . Map (db m14602) HM
38 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — K-206 — Bailey's Creek
Bailey's Creek is named for Temperance Bailey (ca. 1617-ca. 1652), the daughter of Cicely Bailey and her first husband, whose name is unknown. When he died before Sept. 1620, Temperance inherited 200 acres of land near here at the age of three. Her . . . Map (db m17731) HM
39 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — Battery 5 of the Dimmock Line
In 1862 – two years before the first Federals appeared at the city’s gates – Confederate Captain Charles Dimmock oversaw the construction of a ten-mile line of defensive works ringing Petersburg. In front of you is Battery 5 one of the largest of . . . Map (db m180822) HM
40 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — Battery 5 Trail
On the ground before you the first major attacks against Petersburg occurred. This bloodletting marked the beginning of nine months of siege. This 0.6-mile trail will take you through Battery 5 of the Confederate Dimmock Line, captured by . . . Map (db m14601) HM
41 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — Confederate Battery 6
This battery fell to the Union forces on June 15, 1864.Map (db m14618) HM
42 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — Confederate Soldiers of Prince George Co.
. . . Map (db m23562) HM
43 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — K-207 — History at Prince George Courthouse
Lord Cornwallis, going toward the James in pursuit of Lafayette, passed here, May 24, 1781. A part of Grant's army passed here on the way to Petersburg, June, 1864. The place was occupied by Union troops in 1864-65.Map (db m17732) HM
44 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — In Memoriam
To those who made the Supreme Sacrifice in the services of their country in World Wars I and II from Prince George County, Virginia World War I White Timothy B. Gogle • Roy Ellis • Harvey F. D. Tatum Colored James Wooden . . . Map (db m149577) WM
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45 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — Jordan Family Cemetery Reported unreadable
Buried with his parents are Josiah Jordan, his wife, Mary and four of their children - Watson, 10 months, Laura, 3 years, Charles, 4 months, and Lemuel, 24 years. This land was Josiah's farm at the time of the siege.Map (db m185654) HM
46 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — K-208 — Jordan's Point
Weyanoke Indians, part of the Powhatan Chiefdom, occupied Jordan's Point, around two miles north on the James River, when English colonists arrived in 1607. There, about 1620, Samuel Jordan settled; the place was called Jordan's Journey. By 1625, . . . Map (db m17733) HM
47 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — Opportunity Lost Reported permanently removed
“At that hour, Petersburg was clearly at the mercy of the Federal commander, who had all but captured it.” - Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, CSA Confederate Commander, June 15, 1864 “Deeming that I held important points of the enemy’s line of . . . Map (db m185663) HM
48 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — Opportunity Lost
At 7 p.m. on June 15, 1864, the boom of Union cannons to the east foreshadowed a Union attack on the Dimmock Line. Minutes later, soldiers of the Union Eighteenth Corps broke through the undermanned Confederate line and swarmed over the works . . . Map (db m185664) HM
49 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — Prince George County Veterans Memorial
In memory of those who made the Supreme Sacrifice in military service to their country from Prince George County Korea Andrew G. Book • Larry Kennedy • Thomas W. King • John D. Meikle • Willie L. Moore • William E. O'Berry • Robert . . . Map (db m149579) WM
50 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — Prince George Court HouseLong, Hot March — Lee Vs. Grant - The 1864 Campaign —
After crossing the James River, Gen. Gouverneur Warren’s Fifth Corps and Gen. Ambrose Burnside’s Ninth Corps were ordered to move toward Petersburg. One of two primary routes of advance, Prince George Court House Road (Road 106) was used by more . . . Map (db m3897) HM
51 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — Prince George Court House"Destroy both those roads" — Wilson – Kautz Raid —
In June 1864, Gen. U.S. Grant began to confine Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia within the Richmond and Petersburg defenses. The South Side R.R., connecting Petersburg and Lynchburg, and the Richmond and Danville R.R. supplied Lee’s . . . Map (db m14771) HM
52 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — The Beefsteak RaidWade Hampton’s Cattle Raid
As the summer of 1864 ended with Union Gen. U.S. Grant’s army still laying siege to Petersburg, Southern sources learned of a large herd of cattle being held at nearby Coggin’s Point on the James River. The cattle were grazing at “Beechwood,” the . . . Map (db m14773) HM
53 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — K-211 — The Cattle Raid
Just to the north of the road here, at old Sycamore Church, Wade Hampton, coming from the south, attacked the Union cavalry guarding Grant's beef cattle, September 16, 1864. The Unionists were overpowered; Hampton, rounding up 2,500 beeves, . . . Map (db m17734) HM
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54 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — The Clerk's Office
Cultural Heritage Building ~ Formerly The Clerk's Office Circa 1890 A National Historic Register PropertyMap (db m149572) HM
55 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — The Petersburg Campaign1864-1865 — Petersburg National Battlefield —
In 1864, the Union Army’s plan was to press relentlessly and destroy Lee’s Army. On May 4, Grant crossed the Rapidan and started south. Unable to accomplish his objective at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor, he nevertheless succeeded in . . . Map (db m100716) HM
56 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — The Siege of Petersburg
"I would not believe before I came here that man was capable of enduring so much." -Lawrence Bradley, 1st Mass. Heavy Artillery
If Petersburg fell, the Confederate capital at Richmond would fall too. Grant knew it; . . . Map (db m155217) HM
57 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — Uprooted by War
Before you is the foundation of "Clermont," the center of a 525-acre plantation where Josiah Jordan III's family lived before the siege. Behind you and to your left were the quarters of twenty-two enslaved Black men, women, and children who lived . . . Map (db m185652) HM
58 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — Uprooted by War Reported permanently removed
“Every tree, stump, and fence has disappeared… What was once verdant is now a wasteland of dust and dirt.” - John Haley, 17th Maine Infantry January 26, 1865 The gentle depression in front of you is the only vestige of the Josiah Jordan . . . Map (db m185653) HM
59 Virginia, Prince George County, Prince George — World War II Memorial
A grateful Prince George remembers it's World War II Veterans This tree planted Nov. 11, 1995 by WW II Commemorative Committee A remembrance by Parkers GroceryMap (db m149570) WM
60 Virginia, Prince George County, Spring Grove — K-216 — Ward's Creek Reported missing
Named for John Ward, who patented land here in 1619. The plantation was represented in the first General Assembly, 1619.Map (db m35938) HM
 
 
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