Campbell County was formed from Bedford County 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. Bonastre Tarleton 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 1864.
Geographic Location: Bedford County
Physical Description of Location: Altavista, VA 24571. Located on Leesville Road (Rt. 43), 1.5 miles northwest of the intersection of Leesville Road (Rt. 43) and County Road 630. Marker is on the left when traveling northwest on Leesville Road (Rt. 43).
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