Blackstone (HMCE9)

Location: Blackstone, VA 23824 Nottoway County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 4.654', W 77° 59.949'

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Blackstone was first known as Blacks and Whites, after two rival late 18th-century taverns. One of these taverns, Schwartz (Blacks) Tavern, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, still stands. The town was renamed for the English jurist Sir William Blackstone and incorporated in 1888. The Battle of the Grove, a Civil War cavalry action, was fought just west of here on 23 June 1864. The United Methodist Assembly Center, formerly the Blackstone College for Girls, is located here. At the turn of the 20th century, the town was a prosperous manufacturing, tobacco, and educational center in Southside Virginia. Nearby Fort Pickett was built in 1942.
HM NumberHMCE9
Marker NumberK 172
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 7:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 233385 N 4107686
Decimal Degrees37.07756667, -77.99915000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 4.654', W 77° 59.949'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 4' 39.24" N, 77° 59' 56.94" W
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Area Code(s)434, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-418 S Main St, Blackstone VA 23824, US
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