One mile north was the estate of Major Thomas Ridley. In the servile insurrection of August, 1831, the houses were fortified by faithful slaves and made a place of refuge for fugitive whites. In this vicinity Nat Turner, the leader of the insurrection, spent the night after his defeat near Courtland, August 23, 1831.
Geographic Location: Southampton County
Physical Description of Location: 21299 Southampton Parkway (US 58), at junction with Buckhorn Quarter Road, Courtland, VA 23837. Marker is on right when traveling west on US 58.
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