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: Campbell County
Physical Description of Location: Brookneal, VA 24528. Located on Patrick Henry Hwy (Rt. 360), 2 miles west of the junction of Patrick Henry Hwy (Rt. 360) and County Road 672. Marker is on the right when traveling west on Patrick Henry Hwy (Rt. 360).
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