Longwood Estate

Longwood Estate (HMKXW)

Location: Farmville, VA 23901 Prince Edward County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 17.484', W 78° 22.736'

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Peter Johnston (1763-1831)—jurist, Speaker of the House of Delegates (1805-1807), and father of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston—inherited Longwood estate from his father. He sold the property after he became a judge on the General Court of Virginia in Washington County in 1811. State delegate and businessman Nathaniel E. Venable inherited the property from his relative Samuel Woodson Venable and built a house there about 1815, soon after a fire destroyed an earlier structure. The State Teachers College at Farmville, now Longwood University, obtained the house in 1929. In 1949, the college incorporated Longwood in its name.
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HM NumberHMKXW
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Marker NumberM 33
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 9:22pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 732340 N 4130420
Decimal Degrees37.29140000, -78.37893333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 17.484', W 78° 22.736'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 17' 29.04" N, 78° 22' 44.16" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1335-1489 Johnston Dr, Farmville VA 23901, US
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