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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Courtland, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Southampton 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 Southampton County, VA (24) Franklin Ind. City, VA (16) Greensville County, VA (5) Isle of Wight County, VA (51) Suffolk Ind. City, VA (60) Surry County, VA (36) Sussex County, VA (25) Gates County, NC (7) Hertford County, NC (20) Northampton County, NC (25)  SouthamptonCounty(24) Southampton County (24)  (16) Franklin (16)  GreensvilleCounty(5) Greensville County (5)  IsleofWightCounty(51) Isle of Wight County (51)  Suffolk(60) Suffolk (60)  SurryCounty(36) Surry County (36)  SussexCounty(25) Sussex County (25)  GatesCountyNorth Carolina(7) Gates County (7)  HertfordCounty(20) Hertford County (20)  NorthamptonCounty(25) Northampton County (25)
Courtland is the county seat for Southampton County
Courtland is in Southampton County
      Southampton County (24)  
ADJACENT TO SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY
      Franklin (16)  
      Greensville County (5)  
      Isle of Wight County (51)  
      Suffolk (60)  
      Surry County (36)  
      Sussex County (25)  
      Gates County, North Carolina (7)  
      Hertford County, North Carolina (20)  
      Northampton County, North Carolina (25)  
 
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1Virginia (Southampton County), Courtland — U 120-a — Benjamin F. Hicks1847-1925
Born six miles north of here near Courtland in the Berlin-Ivor District of Southampton County, African American Benjamin Hicks made his living by farming. Highly respected for his industrious and creative talents, he used the anvil, forge, and . . . Map (db m48945) HM
2Virginia (Southampton County), Courtland — U-55 — Courtland School — Rosenwald Funded
Courtland School, which served African American students during the segregation era, was erected here in 1928-29 at a cost of $4,000. The local African American community raised $1,000, while the county contributed $2,500. The Julius Rosenwald . . . Map (db m107407) HM
3Virginia (Southampton County), Courtland — UT-24 — Dred Scott And The Blow Family
Dred Scott, a slave lived as a child northeast of here on Peter Blow plantation early in the 1800s. The Blows moved to Missouri and in 1830 sold Scott to an army officer who was stationed in various free territories. Scott sued for his and . . . Map (db m69290) HM
4Virginia (Southampton County), Courtland — U-120 — General Thomas' Birthplace
General George H. Thomas, "The Rock of Chickamauga," was born on July 31, 1816, about five miles to the south. A graduate of West Point, Thomas sided with the Union during the Civil War and won distinction in the campaigns in Tennessee.Map (db m18155) HM
5Virginia (Southampton County), Courtland — Mahone’s TavernA Social, Transportation and Political Hub
One of the oldest buildings in Southampton County, Mahone’s Tavern was a social, transportation, and political hub of Jerusalem (now Courtland) because of its proximity to the county courthouse. Beginning in 1796, the structure served as a tavern, . . . Map (db m18118) HM
6Virginia (Southampton County), Courtland — U-123 — Major Joseph E. Gillette
The "Southampton Cavalry" was formed just north of this site in May, 1861 at what was the Gillette Farm, Cedar Lawn. Joseph E. Gillette was elected captain. The Company eventually became Company A of the 13th Virginia Cavalry. Gillette was promoted . . . Map (db m18161) HM
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7Virginia (Southampton County), Courtland — U-124 — Nottoway Indians
The Nottoways' first recorded contact with the English colonist occurred in 1650 in present-day Sussex County. By 1694, due to hostile Indian attacks and encroaching settlers, the Nottoways had moved their main settlement to the mouth of Assamoosick . . . Map (db m48293) HM
8Virginia (Southampton County), Courtland — U-124 — Old Indian Reservation
Just to the north was the Nottoway Indian Reservation. William Byrd, while running the boundry line between Virginia and North Carolina, visited these Indians April 7, 1729. Indians were living here as late as 1825.Map (db m186498) HM
9Virginia (Southampton County), Courtland — Southampton County Veterans Memorial
In loving memory of the many citizens of Southampton who answered the call of their country in all wars. Their names are inscribed for eternity on history’s roll of honor.Map (db m113899) WM
10Virginia (Southampton County), Courtland — The Rebecca Vaughan House
A work in progress - The Nat Turner Era Donated to the Southampton County Historical Society by Jack and Ina Gee Pittman. Its historical significance in our county history: The last house on the insurrection scene in which anyone was . . . Map (db m60734) HM
11Virginia (Southampton County), Courtland — Virginia Native Tribes/First Americans
In 1600, there were approximately 40 tribes in Virginia. Today, the Commonwealth officially recognizes only eleven tribes. When the Jamestown Settlers arrived in Virginia in 1607, they encountered several Virginia Tribes. The Chesapeake Tribe . . . Map (db m120348) HM
12Virginia (Sussex County), Courtland — Z-31 — Southampton County / Sussex County
Southampton County. Southampton County was formed in 1749 from Isle of Wight County, a part of Nansemond County was added later. The county was either named for the English borough of Southampton or for Henry Wriothesley, third earl of . . . Map (db m18112) HM
 
 
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Sep. 27, 2022