Southampton County / Sussex County

Southampton County / Sussex County (HMBVF)

Location: Courtland, VA 23837 Sussex County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 51.139', W 77° 8.058'

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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 Southampton. In Aug. 1831, a slave rebellion took place here led by preacher and slave Nat Turner. Confederate General and Virginia U.S. senator William Mahone (1826-1895) lived a portion of his life here. The county seat is Courtland, formerly called Jerusalem.

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Sussex County
Sussex County was formed from Surry County in 1753 and named for the English county. The county seat is Sussex. This Jeffersonian Roman revival courthouse was completed by 1828 by brick mason Dabney Cosby Sr. He is best known for constructing a series of Jeffersonian courthouses in the style he mastered while employed as a mason in the construction of the Thomas Jefferson-designed University of Virginia.
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Marker NumberZ 31
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 9:12am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309719 N 4080615
Decimal Degrees36.85231667, -77.13430000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 51.139', W 77° 8.058'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 51' 8.34" N, 77° 8' 3.48" W
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Area Code(s)757, 434, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19146-19198 Jerusalem Plank Rd, Courtland VA 23837, US
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