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Emporia City Historical Markers

Map of Virginia State Historical Marker Locations in the City of Emporia

Emporia City Historical Markers

Emporia General Interest
Benjamin D. Tillar, Jr.
Benjamin Donaldson Tillar, Jr. (1853-1887), a Greensville County native, president of the Atlantic and Danville Railroad, and member of the House of D... [click for more]

Bishop William McKendree
William McKendree was born in King William County in 1757. He soon moved with his family to present-day Greensville County, and later served in the Re... [click for more]

Butts Tavern
According to local tradition, the first court meeting for newly formed Greensville County occurred in Butts Tavern two blocks east on 22 Feb. 1781. Bu... [click for more]

Chaplain Thomas M. Bulla
Thomas McNeill Bulla was born in North Carolina on 4 Jan. 1881. Ordained a Presbyterian minister, he was called here to the First Presbyterian Church ... [click for more]

Emporia Railroad History
The Petersburg Railroad was constructed in the early 1830s between Petersburg, Virginia, and Weldon, North Carolina, through the towns of Belfield and... [click for more]

The famous Thoroughbred racehorse Fearnought, a dominating racer in Great Britain and the foremost colonial-era sire in America, was foaled in England... [click for more]

General Edward E. Goodwyn
Edward Everard Goodwyn was born in Greensville Co. on 26 Sept. 1874. An Emporia businessman and civic leader, he also commanded the Virginia American ... [click for more]

Gordon Linwood Vincent--(1867-1926)
Here lived Gordon L. Vincent, who represented Greensville and Sussex counties in the 1901-1902 Virginia Constitutional Convention. A successful and re... [click for more]

Grave of Gen. John R. Chambliss, Jr.
Brig. Gen. John Randolph Chambliss, Jr., C.S.A., is buried just west of here. Born in Hicksford (present-day Emporia) on 23 January 1833, Chambliss gr... [click for more]

Hicksford Raid
On 7 Dec. 1864, Union Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren led 28,000 men south from Petersburg to destroy the Petersburg Railroad between Stony Creek and t... [click for more]

John Day
John Day, a free African American cabinetmaker and brother of Thomas Day, cabinetmaker and builder, was born in Hicksford (present-day Emporia) on 18 ... [click for more]

Robert Hicks
Robert Hicks was born about 1658. By the 1690s he lived at Fort Henry near Petersburg and led traders to the Indians on the southern frontier. About 1... [click for more]

Village View
Village View, a stately Federal-style mansion, was built about 1795 by James Wall and remodeled in 1823 by Nathaniel Land. It is notable for its elabo... [click for more]