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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VQ8_hatton-ferry-historical_Scottsville-VA.html
History of Hatton Ferry. The Hatton Ferry began operation in 1870, when Buckingham County authorities issued a court order to construct a public ferry across the James River to the Albemarle County lands of Thomas P. Gantt (ca. 1846-1896), a dist…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMF2B_scottsville-confederate-cemetery_Scottsville-VA.html
In memory of the soldiers who died in the Confederate General Hospital in Scottsville1862-1863 Beattie, F.M. Co. H 23 NCBoyle, Andrew Co. D 41 VABrashear, Denis P. Co. E 4 ALClark, Henry Co. E 15 ALClark, Hosey L. Co. F 2 MSClayton, John C. Co.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMCRG_wilson-cary-nicholas_Scottsville-VA.html
Just to the south was Mount Warren, the home of Wilson Cary Nicholas. He served in the Continental army, represented Albemarle County in the General Assembly (1784-1789, 1794-1799), and was a delegate to the Virginia Convention of 1788 that approv…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMBSF_barclay-house-and-scottsville-museum_Scottsville-VA.html
Here stands the Barclay House, built about 1830, later the home of Dr. James Turner Barclay, inventor for the U. S. Mint and missionary to Jerusalem. He founded the adjacent Diciples Church in 1846 and served as its first preacher. It is now the S…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMBRZ_hatton-ferry_Scottsville-VA.html
Five miles southwest of here is the Hatton Ferry on the James River which began operating in the 1870s. James A. Brown established the ferry and a store on land first rented and then purchased from S.P. Gantt in 1881. In 1883 when a post office wa…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMBR9_hurricane-camille_Scottsville-VA.html
On August 20, 1969, flood waters of the James River rose to this point as an aftermath of Hurricane Camille causing great loss to the people of Scottsville. This plaque was erected to remind all who read it of the vulnerability of mortal man to…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMBPY_historic-scottsville_Scottsville-VA.html
In 1745 old Albemarle County was organized at Scott's landing, its first county seat, here on the great horseshoe bend of the James River. In 1818 the town was incorporated as Scottsville, beginning in 1840 it flourished as the chief port above Ri…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMBOM_scottsville_Scottsville-VA.html
At 3 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 1865, the first of Union Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's 10,000 cavalrymen under Gens. Wesley Merritt, Thomas Devin, and George A. Custer entered Scottsville unopposed. To accomplish their mission—destroy theJames Riv…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM9FL_ferries-in-virginia-thehatton-ferry-heritage_Scottsville-VA.html
Ferries In VirginiaThe James, York, Rappahannock and smaller rivers were the primary means of commercial transportation in Virginia until the advent of railroads in the mid-1800's. In most locations ferries provided the only way to cross these riv…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM8BE_hatton-ferry_Scottsville-VA.html
James A. Brown began operating a store and ferry at this site on rented property in the late 1870's. In 1881 he bought the land from S. P. Gantt at which time the store became a stop on the Richmond and Alleghany Railroad. Two years later, Brown w…
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