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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Blackstone, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Brunswick 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 Brunswick County, VA (51) Dinwiddie County, VA (157) Greensville County, VA (5) Lunenburg County, VA (23) Mecklenburg County, VA (39) Nottoway County, VA (50) Northampton County, NC (25) Warren County, NC (30)  BrunswickCounty(51) Brunswick County (51)  DinwiddieCounty(157) Dinwiddie County (157)  GreensvilleCounty(5) Greensville County (5)  LunenburgCounty(23) Lunenburg County (23)  MecklenburgCounty(39) Mecklenburg County (39)  NottowayCounty(50) Nottoway County (50)  NorthamptonCountyNorth Carolina(25) Northampton County (25)  WarrenCounty(30) Warren County (30)
Lawrenceville is the county seat for Brunswick County
Blackstone is in Brunswick County
      Brunswick County (51)  
ADJACENT TO BRUNSWICK COUNTY
      Dinwiddie County (157)  
      Greensville County (5)  
      Lunenburg County (23)  
      Mecklenburg County (39)  
      Nottoway County (50)  
      Northampton County, North Carolina (25)  
      Warren County, North Carolina (30)  
 
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1Virginia (Brunswick County), Blackstone — SN-59 — Brunswick County, Virginia“The Original Home of Brunswick Stew”
According to local tradition, while Dr. Creed Haskins and several friends were on a hunting trip in Brunswick County in 1828, his camp cook, Jimmy Matthews, hunted squirrels for a stew. Matthews simmered the squirrels with butter, onions, stale . . . Map (db m107700) HM
2Virginia (Dinwiddie County), Blackstone — Z-39 — Nottoway County / Dinwiddie County
Nottoway County. Area 310 Square Miles. Formed in 1788 from Amelia, and named for an Indian tribe. Tarleton passed through this county in 1781. Here lived William Hodges Mann, Governor of Virginia 1910-14. Dinwiddie . . . Map (db m31874) HM
3Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — 108 North Main Street
The original structure that was built on this site in the 1800's, housed Ripberger Furniture. That building perished in the devastating fire of 1928 and the current building you see today was constructed in the 1940's. The original ornate commercial . . . Map (db m182538) HM
4Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — Battle of Nottoway
“…the mingled roar of the musketry, and heavy lumbering of the artillery, seemed to rend the whole heavens…” At this railroad cut on June 23, 1864, 3,500 Union cavalrymen commanded by Gen. James H. Wilson fought a Confederate . . . Map (db m6509) HM
5Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — Battle of NottowayLee's Retreat — June 23, 1864 —
This was the first in a series of raids from Petersburg led by Union Generals James Wilson and August Kautz. The purpose of the raid was to destroy portions of the South Side and Richmond & Danville Railroads and curtail the use of these supply . . . Map (db m18521) HM
6Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — Black’s and White’s StationConfederate Detour — Wilson–Kautz Raid —
In June 1864, to deny Gen. Robert E. Lee the use of the South Side R.R. and the Richmond and Danville R.R., Gen. Ulysses S. Grant sent Gen. James H. Wilson and Gen. August V. Kautz south of Petersburg on a cavalry raid to destroy track and . . . Map (db m14765) HM
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7Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — K-172 — Blackstone
Blackstone was first known as Blacks and Whites, after two rival late 18th-century taverns. One of these taverns, Schwartz (Blacks) Tavern, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, still stands. The town was renamed for the English jurist . . . Map (db m18879) HM
8Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — K-174 — Blackstone College
Three blocks south is the campus of the former Blackstone Female Institute, after 1915 Blackstone College for Girls, a teacher-training school that opened in 1894 with some 75 students including 29 boarders. James Cannon Jr., a controversial . . . Map (db m19004) HM
9Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — 18 — Blackstone Female InstituteBlackstone, Virginia — Nottoway County —
The Blackstone Female Institute was conceived in 1891 by George Pierce Adams, a Blackstone merchant, and Joshua Soule Hunter, a Methodist minister. Originally designed as a school to prepare young female students to enter Randolph-Macon . . . Map (db m31045) HM
10Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — NT1 — Blackstone Female InstituteBlackstone, Virginia — Nottoway County —
The Blackstone Female Institute was conceived in 1891 by George Pierce Adams, a Blackstone merchant, and Joshua Soule Hunter, a Methodist minister. Originally designed as a school to prepare young female students to enter Randolph-Macon . . . Map (db m182528) HM
11Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — K-175 — Creation of Camp Pickett
Late in 1941, the U.S. government began the condemnation of some 46,000 acres near Blackstone to establish Camp Pickett and train troops for World War II. The action forced 263 families (totaling 1,181 individuals) from their farms early in 1942. . . . Map (db m31051) HM
12Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — Dodge Brothers Dealership
One of the earliest car dealerships in Blackstone, the mechanics shop still exists in the peak of the building with assorted car parts and paperwork. Andrew Wainwright and Edwin Truly Orange operated a Ford dealership at this location sometime in . . . Map (db m182539) HM
13Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — First National Bank of Blackstone, VA.
Circa - 1910 Architect - D. Wiley Anderson Style - Romanesque Placed on the National Register of the Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m182537) HM
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14Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — K-173 — Fort Pickett
Named in honor of Confederate Maj. Gen. George Edward Pickett upon its creation in 1942, Camp Pickett was dedicated to the cause of a "reunited nation at war." Established as a 46,000-acre World War II Army installation, Camp Pickett was home to . . . Map (db m19001) HM
15Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — Jamestown Oaks
Through the Virginia 2007 Community Program the National Alumnae Association of Blackstone College planted 24 White and Pin Oak trees at this site to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, the first permanent English . . . Map (db m32368) HM
16Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — L.B. Spencer Drug Company100 North Main Street
L.B. Spencer Drug Co. (Spencer Drug) was established in 1890. At that time, it opened for business at 104 North Main. In 1902, Mr. Spencer's son, R.B. Spencer, purchased the Robinson Hotel which was located on this site, for the purpose of building . . . Map (db m182535) HM
17Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — 19 — Mount Nebo ChurchBlackstone, Virginia — Nottoway County —
Mt. Nebo Church was founded shortly after the Civil War in 1867. A northerner named Mr. Rickets bought the place called Oak Hill and began preaching to a group of African Americans at this place in the woods. The audience increased as people . . . Map (db m20242) HM
18Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — NT2 — Mt. Nebo ChurchBlackstone, Virginia — Nottoway County —
Mt. Nebo Church was founded shortly after the Civil War, in 1867. A Northerner named Mr. Rickets bought this place in the woods, then called Oak Hill, and began preaching to a group of African American. The audience increased as people from . . . Map (db m182524) HM
19Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — Z-238 — Nottoway County / Dinwiddie County
Nottoway County. Area 310 square miles. Formed in 1788 from Amelia, and named for an Indian tribe. Tarleton passed through this county in 1781. Here lived William Hodges Mann, Governor of Virginia 1910-14. Dinwiddie . . . Map (db m31053) HM
20Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — K-315 — Nottoway Training School
On this site stood the Nottoway Training School, the first public school to provide secondary education for African Americans in Nottoway County. In 1909, public appeals to raise funds led to the establishment of the school by 1913, making it one of . . . Map (db m31052) HM
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21Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — The Blackstone Hotel121 N. Main Street — C.A. 1900 Framed Commercial Brick Building —
Built as a 20 room hotel, this building was home to military personnel during WWII, including comedian Red Skelten. Later, the building was merged with the Dodge Brothers Dealership. Later after considerable structural changes, it became . . . Map (db m182540) HM
22Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — The L.C. Tucker Building, 101 S. Main StreetC.A. 1900 Romanesque Revival Brick Commercial Building
Dr. Llewellyn C. Tucker was the original builder and owner of this building and ran a dentist office upstairs. Richard "Dick Watt" Manson operated People's Clothing Company in the lower level from 1905-1942. Before 1927, Blackstone Town Office. . . . Map (db m182536) HM
23Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — The Pickett Reservoir Lies Before You
The Pickett Reservoir lies before you. This 384 acre impoundment was formed in 1942 by the United States Army in conjunction with the creation of Camp Pickett. Along with being a military training area, this reservoir provides drinking water to . . . Map (db m107710) HM
24Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — SM-2 — Union Academy
Near here stood Union Academy, conducted by Hardy and Crenshaw from 1861 to about 1869. Dr. Walter Reed, who discovered the carrier of yellow fever, and Dr. Robert E. Blackwell, long President of Randolph-Macon College, attended school here. Nearby . . . Map (db m31049) HM
25Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated this 11th day of Nov. 2011 to all military personnel and veterans and especially to those who have trained, are training or will train at Fort Pickett, Blackstone, Virginia.Map (db m182541) WM
26Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — M-38 — Virginia Tech Fight Song
Blackstone residents Mattie Walton Epes (1896-1993) and Wilfred Preston "Pete" Maddux (1897-1977) wrote the popular Virginia Tech fight song "Tech Triumph" at this house in 1919. Maddux, who had entered Virginia Polytechnic Institute as a freshman . . . Map (db m182552) HM
27Virginia (Nottoway County), Blackstone — War Memorial
Dedicated to all from Nottoway County who have served their country in time of war, but especially, as a memorial to those listed below who died as a direct result of hostile action in these conflicts. World War I Larkin J. Clay • . . . Map (db m182546) WM
 
 
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Dec. 7, 2022