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Halifax, Virginia Historical Markers

 
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By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
Halifax Rd & Greens Folly Rd
Virginia (Halifax County), Halifax — R-79 — Green's Folly
Built about 1789 by Captain Berryman Green, a quartermaster in Washington's army at Valley Forge and later a deputy clerk of Halifax County. — Map (db m30971) HM
Virginia (Halifax County), Halifax — Halifax County Confederate Monument
These patriots laid their all upon the altar of their country their valor will ever remain a part of her history This monument is erected by an appreciative people in loving remembrance of the Confederate soldiers of Halifax . . . — Map (db m30976) HM
Virginia (Halifax County), Halifax — Halifax County War Memorial
This monument is dedicated to those from Halifax County who died in American Wars — Map (db m30978) HM
Virginia (Halifax County), Halifax — Halifax Court House "Answering the Call" 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 rolling . . . — Map (db m30977) HM
Virginia (Halifax County), Halifax — R-77 — History of Halifax
The town of Halifax has been the county seat of Halifax County since 1777. It is named for George Montague, the second Earl of Halifax, an English statesman. Previously this community had been called Banister, Houston, and Halifax Court House. . . . — Map (db m30974) HM
Virginia (Halifax County), Halifax — 33 — Mary M. Bethune High School Halifax, Virginia Halifax County
In 1872 the Banister Baptist Association built a private African-American training school in Halifax County. Originally the campus consisted of four wooden buildings and a dormitory. The school year was six months, and the grades went only as . . . — Map (db m30988) HM
Virginia (Halifax County), Halifax — R-80 — Minister Who Married Lincoln
Here lived Rev. Charles A. Dresser, rector of Antrim Parish and builder of St. Mark's Church, 1828. Dresser left this parish in 1835 for Peoria, Illinois, whence he moved to Springfield. There he married Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd, November 4, . . . — Map (db m30972) HM

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