Nearby is Montrose, the birthplace of Roger Atkinson Pryor, born 19 July 1828. Pryor practiced law before becoming a journalist and briefly owned newspapers in Richmond and Washington, D.C., in the 1850s. He served his Virginia district in the U.S. House of Representatives (1859-1861). During the Civil War, he served in the Confederate Congress and was a Confederate brigadier general and scout. He moved to New York City after the war and became a prominent lawyer. In 1890 he was appointed to the New York Court of Common Pleas and served as a justice of the New York Supreme Court (1896-1899). Pryor died on 14 Mar. 1919 in New York City.
Geographic Location: Dinwiddie County
Physical Description of Location: McKenney, VA 23872. Located on McKenney Hwy (Rt. 40), less than 1/5 of a mile west of the intersection of McKenney Hwy (Rt. 40) and State Route 610. Marker is on the right when traveling west on McKenney Hwy (Rt. 40).
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