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Home Virginia Pittsylvania County Peytonsburg


U S Highway No 29, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 36° 49' 43.576896", -79° 22' 50.020716"
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Nearby to the east once stood the community of Peytonsburg, a part of Halifax County when the county was formed in 1752. Peytonsburg was incorporated as a town in 1759 by the Virginia General Assembly and became part of Pittsylvania County in 1766. During The Revolutionary War, by the late 1770s, Peytonsburg was serving as a supply depot for southern colonial troops. Horseshoes and wooden canteens were made there for colonial troops. During the 1780s, Peytonsburg was a terminus of a mail route that ran from the town to Richmond. The inhabitants gradually left the town during the 19th century, and the buildings gradually disappeared.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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