Fork Inn

Fork Inn (HMA3Y)

Location: Sutherland, VA 23885 Dinwiddie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 11.793', W 77° 33.832'

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Built in 1803 by Fendall Chiles Sutherland (1770-1833) and Elizabeth Traylor Sutherland (1785-1864), the Sutherland homestead also served as a stagecoach stop, inn, and tavern. The first post office in southside Virginia was established here in 1831.

On April 2, 1865 Fork Inn found itself on the Confederate defense line along the South Side Railroad. The ensuing battle left the house grounds occupied by Federal troops. Most of its contents were destroyed, and it was used briefly as a hospital.

It was purchased in 1873 by the William Meyers family who sold it to John B. Olgers in 1903. Mr. Olgers did extensive remodeling, portions of the original house and separate kitchen still exist. The house remains in the Olgers family.
HM NumberHMA3Y
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 1:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 272445 N 4119755
Decimal Degrees37.19655000, -77.56386667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 11.793', W 77° 33.832'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 11' 47.58" N, 77° 33' 49.92" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19700-19798 State Rte 708, Sutherland VA 23885, US
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