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Nathaniel Lee Hawthorne Marker image, Touch for more information
By J. J. Prats, August 21, 2017
Nathaniel Lee Hawthorne Marker
Virginia (Lunenburg County), Victoria — SN-40 — Nathaniel Lee Hawthorne (1923–1975)
Nathaniel Lee Hawthorne, civil rights leader, campaigned for racial and social justice for the people of Southside Virginia. A native of Lunenburg County and a World War II veteran, he conducted his work despite death threats and other attempts . . . — Map (db m107599) HM
Virginia (Lunenburg County), Victoria — SN-66 — The Glebe of Cumberland Parish
To the south stood the Glebe House of Cumberland Parish, residence of Anglican minister Rev. James Craig from 1759 until his death in 1795. An ardent patriot during the Revolutionary War, Craig allowed his mill on Flat Rock Creek to be used as . . . — Map (db m107640) HM
Virginia (Lunenburg County), Victoria — 21 — The People's Community Center Victoria, Virginia Lunenburg County
On May 13, 1947, several African-American leaders in Lunenburg County met at First Baptist Church in Victoria to discuss the need for a centrally located building large enough to accommodate countywide gatherings and educational activities for . . . — Map (db m31856) HM
Virginia (Lunenburg County), Victoria — SN-64 — Town of Victoria
The town of Victoria, located halfway between Roanoke and Norfolk, was conceived in 1906 when the Virginian Railway was built to transport coal from Southwest Virginia to Tidewater. Henry H. Rogers, builder of the Virginian Railway, probably named . . . — Map (db m20236) HM

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