Campbell County was created from Bedford County by the Virginia General Assembly in 1781 and named for Gen. William Campbell, one of the heroes of the Battle of King's Mountain in 1780. The county seat is Rustburg. British Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton's troops passed through the area in July 1781 to burn supplies in Bedford County. During the Civil War, Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early defeated Union forces under Maj. Gen. David Hunter at the Battle of Lynchburg, fought partly in Campbell County, 16-18 June 1864.
Date Approved by DHR: 06/18/03
Year On Marker: 2003
Geographic Location: Appomattox County
Physical Description of Location: Falling River, VA 24538. Located on Richmond Hwy (460), 0.25 miles east of the intersection of Richmond Hwy (460) and Village Hwy (Route 24). Marker is on the right when traveling east on Richmond Hwy (460).
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