Diuguidsville (HMJZN)

Location: Gladstone, VA 24553 Appomattox County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.097', W 78° 49.65'

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The town of Diuguidsville established in 1792 by the Virginia General Assembly was named for William Diuguid 1717-1764 immigrant to Buckingham County in 1745 from Aberdeen, Scotland. He was a first cousin of Patrick Henry and father of Capt. William Diuguid, Revolutionary War soldier and one of the first trustees of the town. In March 1865 the townspeople of Diuguidsville burned the covered bridge here to prevent Gen. Philip Sheridan and troops from crossing the swollen river on their way to meet Gen. Grant. Diuguidsville was a flourishing town until the Civil War when it ceased to exist because of the decline of river transportation.
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 4:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 691949 N 4156436
Decimal Degrees37.53495000, -78.82750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.097', W 78° 49.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 5.82" N, 78° 49' 39.00" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2114-2172 State Rte 605, Gladstone VA 24553, US
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