The Battle of Payne's Farm

The Battle of Payne's Farm (HMSYQ)

Location: Locust Grove, VA 22508 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 19.944', W 77° 49.7'

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The Walking Trail

"The ground in my front for about 500 yards was thickly wooded and brushy, and beyond that was a cleared field owned by a man named Payne." — Gen. Edward Johnson, CSA

"On account of the density of the undergrowth in the woods and the absence of roads, it was with some difficulty that I succeeded in reaching the position designated." — Gen. Joseph B. Carr, USA

Welcome to the Civil War Trust's Payne's Farm Battlefield. Here starts a 1.5 mile, unpaved walking trail. Wayside exhibits provide information and orientation along the way. Allow at least one hour if you plan to walk the entire trail. Please use caution in crossing this sometimes busy road. Stay on marked trails throughout your visit, and watch for ticks and other wildlife. There are no restrooms or drinking facilities along the trail.

The remote location of the battlefield and its long history of agricultural use make this one of the best preserved Civil War sites in America. We hope you have a meaningful and enjoyable visit here at Payne's Farm. For more information about this and other sites saved by the Civil War Trust, please visit
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
Year Placed2011
Placed ByThe Civil War Trust and Virginia Civil War Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 8:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 252781 N 4246482
Decimal Degrees38.33240000, -77.82833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.944', W 77° 49.7'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 56.64" N, 77° 49' 42.00" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 31331-31379 State Rte 611, Locust Grove VA 22508, US
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