Village View

Village View (HMCDA)

Location: Emporia, VA 23847
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 40.874', W 77° 32.711'

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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 elaborate scrollwork in the fanlight and sidelights around the front door, ornately carved mantels, decorative interior moldings, and massive hewn beams. During Civil War engagements at Hicksford, 7-12 December 1864, Confederate major generals W. H. F. "Rooney" Lee and Wade Hampton, attended by Village View owner Capt. William H. Briggs, met at the house. After the war, Briggs conducted the Briggs Academy, a private school for boys, in a small dwelling on the east lawn. Village View is listed in the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places.
Marker NumberUM 42
Year Placed1994
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 4:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 272576 N 4062530
Decimal Degrees36.68123333, -77.54518333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 40.874', W 77° 32.711'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 40' 52.44" N, 77° 32' 42.66" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 513-599 US-301, Emporia VA 23847, US
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