Nottoway River Crossings

Nottoway River Crossings (HM4VG)

Location: Stony Creek, VA 23882 Sussex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 53.931', W 77° 24.032'

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Several important river crossings took placeover the Nottoway River during two wars.Revolutionary War cavalry commander Lt.Col.John Graves Simcoe led British forces acrossthe river in this area on 11 May 1781, as herode south to join Gen. Charles Cornwallis.In mid May, Cornwallis crossed the NottowayRiver nearby, and reached Petersburg on 20 May.During the Civil War, at the end of Gen. James H.and Brig. Gen. August V. Kautz's railroad raids,a portion of Gen. Wilson's forces crossed the river nearby on 28 June 1864, on their way backto Union lines near Petersburg.
HM NumberHM4VG
Marker NumberUM 16
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286109 N 4086342
Decimal Degrees36.89885000, -77.40053333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 53.931', W 77° 24.032'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 53' 55.86" N, 77° 24' 1.92" W
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Area Code(s)434, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16288-16462 US-301, Stony Creek VA 23882, US
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