Near here is the site of CCC Company 1370 from 1935-1940. Among the most popular New Deal programs, the CCC was designed to encourage conservation of natural resources and employment training during the Great Depression. CCC 1370 enrollees were . . . — — Map (db m19026) HM
Originally called Robertson’s switch, near here General Grant made a cross-country night ride through enemy territory to join Generals Sheridan and Meade at Jetersville. Here, plans would be made for operations against Lee’s army the following day. . . . — — Map (db m6076) HM
First women extension agent for Virginia and U.S. Department of Agriculture, born and buried nearby. In 1910 she organized tomato and canning clubs in Halifax and Nottoway Counties. Forerunners of 4-H and Extension Homemaker Clubs. A pioneer in . . . — — Map (db m19024) HM
American Revolutionary soldier Peter Francisco in July 1781 encountered about nine of British Lt. Gen. Banastre Tarleton's dragoons to the east at Ward's Tavern. Using his legendary strength and cunning, Francisco single-handedly bested his enemies, . . . — — Map (db m19016) HM
Lottie Moon, a native of Charlottesville, was appointed by the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board as a missionary to China in 1873 where she served for forty years. She died on her trip home in Kobe, Japan, on Christmas Eve, 1912, and her ashes . . . — — Map (db m31044) HM
Following the South Side railroad, portions of the Union army passed through this village and continued through Burkeville, encountering the Confederates at Rice's Depot. General Grant spent part of the evening here before riding to Jetersville to . . . — — Map (db m18878) HM
Near here on 23 June 1864, Confederate Maj. Gen. W. H. F. "Rooney" Lee positioned his cavalrymen between those of Union generals August V. Kautz and James H. Wilson, who were riding toward Burkeville. The resulting engagement, according to Wilson, . . . — — Map (db m18877) HM
The 'Virginia Giant', the 'Giant of the Revolution', the 'Hercules of the Revolution' and Washington's 'One Man Army'.
Coming to an End…
Francisco returned to Prince Edward County, VA and enlisted in the horse company of Captain Thomas . . . — — Map (db m182518) HM
The six foot eight inch tall Peter Francisco will forever be tied to Nottoway County because of his famous fight at Ward's Tavern outside of present-day Crewe. He called it "the last favor I ever did the British".
Born July . . . — — Map (db m182517) HM
During Tarleton's Southside Virginia Raid (July 9 - July 24, 1781), British dragoons visited Benjamin Ward's Tavern at West Creek. Peter Francisco was serving as a militia scout and was at the tavern at the time. Legend tells as many as nine . . . — — Map (db m182520) HM
Roger A. Pryor was reared at Old Place near present-day Crewe. A lawyer and newspaper editor, he won election to the House of Representatives in 1859 and resigned in 1861. He agitated for secession in Charleston, S.C., and before the attack on Fort . . . — — Map (db m14769) HM
First Farm Demonstration Agent in Virginia lived one mile south. Appointed State Agent in 1907. Under his able leadership programs in Farm and Home Demonstration work, Boys Corn Clubs and Girls Canning Clubs were developed. In 1914 the Agency was . . . — — Map (db m19022) HM
British Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton was tasked by Lord Charles Cornwallis to raid Southside Virginia and destroy ammunition, clothes, and "stores of any kind" destined for Continental military use.
The . . . — — Map (db m182521) HM