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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Charlotte Court House, 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
Charlotte Court House is in Charlotte County
      Charlotte County (49)  
ADJACENT TO CHARLOTTE COUNTY
      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), Charlotte Court House — FR-12 — Campaign of 1781
At Cole's Ferry on Staunton River, twelve miles southwest, Steuben halted his southward march, June 10, 1781.Map (db m31020) HM
2Virginia (Charlotte County), Charlotte Court House — CR1 — Central High SchoolCharlotte Court House, Virginia — Charlotte County —
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
3Virginia (Charlotte County), Charlotte Court House — Charlotte County Confederate Monument
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
4Virginia (Charlotte County), Charlotte Court House — 30 — Charlotte County Library
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
5Virginia (Charlotte County), Charlotte Court House — CR2 — Charlotte County LibraryCharlotte Court House, Virginia — Charlotte County —
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
6Virginia (Charlotte County), Charlotte Court House — Charlotte Court HouseForaging Parties: “People complimented us” — 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 m31011) HM
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7Virginia (Charlotte County), Charlotte Court House — FR-9 — Charlotte Court House Historic District
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
8Virginia (Charlotte County), Charlotte Court House — Constitutional Oak
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
9Virginia (Charlotte County), Charlotte Court House — FR-14 — Cub Creek Church
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
10Virginia (Charlotte County), Charlotte Court House — FR-14 — Cub Creek Church
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
11Virginia (Charlotte County), Charlotte Court House — FR-6 — Edgehill
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
12Virginia (Charlotte County), Charlotte Court House — FR-7 — Greenfield
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
13Virginia (Charlotte County), Charlotte Court House — FR-10 — Henry and Randolph
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
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14Virginia (Charlotte County), Charlotte Court House — FR-10 — Henry and Randolph's Debate
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
15Virginia (Charlotte County), Charlotte Court House — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the veterans of Charlotte CountyMap (db m182498) WM
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022